The American defence and aerospace technology company Shield AI has announced it is developing an AI-powered drone capable of carrying out assigned missions even when facing electronic warfare conditions.
Such adversarial conditions have already resulted in many drone failures in both Ukraine and Russia recently. Moreover, the new drone aims to meet demands from the Pentagon to counter China with thousands of automated systems.
According to Shield AI’s CEO Brandon Tseng, clients are frequently requesting drones with the ability to operate effectively in electronic warfare environments, especially in situations with disrupted Global Positioning System (GPS) signals or loss of communications.
Tseng had stated in the past that autonomy is a major factor in the emerging market for vertical takeoff and landing electric drones.