07/01/2021

GA-ASI to Install Skyborg Software onto Avenger UAV

GA-ASI to Install Skyborg Software onto Avenger RPA for U.S.A.F. – link

Source: Defense World

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  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems said it will modify its Avenger UAV with upgraded datalinks and Skyborg software
  • In a statement, the company said the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) selected it to support the Skyborg Vanguard Program
  • The Skyborg project is an Air Force Vanguard program developing unmanned combat aerial vehicles intended to accompany a manned fighter aircraft
  • Skyborg will become the foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) autonomous capabilities for a family of future U.S.A.F. unmanned combat aerial vehicles
  • GA-ASI said it will modify two of its company-owned Avenger RPA with upgraded datalinks and the core Skyborg System Design Agent (SDA) software, as well as other payloads 
  • These Avengers will then be used as part of various experimentation events in 2021 and 2022, which will enable manned aircraft to control Avengers while in flight and relay specific information between the manned and unmanned aircraft
  • Flights will be conducted from GA-ASI flight centers in Southern California
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