Air Force positions autonomous drones, networked weapon systems as top priorities


The Air Force is asking Congress for more than $100 million in additional R&D funding for autonomous drones and networked weapon systems.

Air Force can now deploy drones from other drones


The Air Force Research Lab successfully launched a small unmanned system from a larger drone mid-flight, the lab said.

Air Force adds more tech companies to Skyborg program


Skyborg now has 13 vendors competing for slices of a $400 million contract to build out a network of autonomous drones to follow piloted planes.

Air Force selects pool for $400M ‘Skyborg’ contract for autonomous drone systems


Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Kratos Defense and Northrop Grumman all will be able to vie for work on the highly networked technology.

Air Force launches search for AI-enabled ‘Skyborg’ drones


The Skyborg program is now seeking contractors to develop unmanned systems to team with fighter jets.

With Air Force’s Skyborg, autonomous drones could be coming soon


Skyborg will be an "autonomous unmanned air combat vehicle system" with open artificial intelligence software architecture and modular hardware.