Pentagon chief appoints new senior adviser for AUKUS tech initiative


Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has chosen Abraham Denmark to be his senior adviser for the trilateral initiative.

New $1B NATO innovation fund will back wide range of emerging tech


The fund is intended to make long-term investments in startups and other entities developing emerging technologies that the alliance is interested in.

Pentagon wants to team with HBCUs on ‘tactical autonomy’ research


The initiative is intended to develop new military capabilities and address racial disparities in Pentagon R&D funding.

Air Force still fleshing out acquisition strategy for NGAD robotic wingmen


Plans for the highly classified Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) initiative include a new manned stealth fighter that would team with new autonomous drones or “collaborative combat aircraft."

Pentagon working with allies on secretive autonomous drone project


The initiative aims to demonstrate the capabilities of artificial intelligence-enabled drones that could operate in highly contested environments.

Air Force chief ready to ‘gamble’ on fast-tracking new drones


The service wants new robotic wingmen to help maintain air superiority against advanced adversaries.