US Air Force tests F-16 fighter using artificial intelligence

Developers of software algorithms for the fighter’s autonomous systems have unveiled that the tests conducted on the F-16 fighters will help improve the AI system, noting that any software can be installed on modified F-16 fighters, regardless of its developer.

The US Air Force Command stated that it is now possible to launch a program to create new unmanned aircraft with the ability to fly autonomously for a long time and coordinate its actions with other aircraft as early as next year, thanks to the successful test flights.

The fighters performed different tasks over the course of two test flights, with the first flight simulating an autonomous dogfighting scenario against a virtual enemy located beyond visual range, while the AI performed the main flight and navigation tasks during the second test.

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