The US Department of Defense automates air battles using artificial intelligence.

During melee in the air, pilotsFighters have to make decisions quickly in the face of dramatically changing overloads. According to researchers from the Office of Future Projects DARPA, owned by the US Department of Defense, this problem can be solved with the help of artificial intelligence. In this regard, the ministry announced a competition to develop a melee system that can take control of the aircraft and give pilots the opportunity to make more extensive tactical decisions.

The program is called Air Combat Evolution(ACE), and it has special requirements. So, the developed artificial intelligence for conducting melee air should be trained directly like real cadets. Thus, the first thing the military will teach him is the easiest maneuvers, and only then will they begin to introduce aerobatics. At first, the system will be tested exclusively inside a computer simulation, and only after successful completion will it be built into unmanned aerial vehicles.

Ultimately, DARPA hopes to get a systemwhich can fly even without a pilot on board. Thus, he will be able to cover manned fighters, thereby saving the lives of real pilots. Proposals for the development of artificial intelligence will be considered very soon - May 17, 2019.

It is noteworthy that capable of covering up thesefighter pilots already exist. In March, it became known that the US Air Force and the Kratos company successfully tested the jointly created UAV “Valkyrie XQ58-A”. You can learn more about this combat vehicle and watch the video in our material.

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