ARLINGTON, Va. – The mission of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop jet fighters equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) has moved a step closer to takeoff. TNW News reports. Continue reading original article
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13 April 2021 -- DARPA algorithms took down a U.S. Air Force pilot in a virtual dogfight last year. In February, the agency tested how jet fighter AI algorithms would perform as a team.
The battle pitted two friendly F-16 jet fighters against one enemy aircraft. Each jet fighter had a gun for short-range engagements and a missile for more distant targets.
They now plan to test out AI on real-world aircraft by creating an aero-performance model of an L-39 jet trainer, which the algorithm will use to make predictions and maneuver decisions. Once the model is complete, the agency will begin modifying the aircraft so the algorithm can control it. The Pentagon plans to test them in live-fly dogfights in late 2023 and 2024.
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