'Skyborg', Artificial Intelligence Technology That Will Make the F-22 and F-35 Have a 'Loyal Wingman'

'Skyborg', Artificial Intelligence Technology That Will Make the F-22 and F-35 Have a 'Loyal Wingman'
US Air Force Skyborg Artificial Intelligence Drone

International Military - F-22 and F-35 fighter aircraft will have 'Loyal Wingman' drones using artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence or Artificial Intelligence (AI) is referred to as "Skyborg".

This allows aircraft such as the F-35 and F-22 to have 'Loyal Wingman' drones to provide reconnaissance and targeting data for manned fighters.

Quoted from 19fortyfive.com, the Skyborg system has been tested on various drones including the XQ-58 Valkyrie. Two Valkyries completed a series of successful tests with Skyborg recently.

Skyborg has also passed six evaluation flights for AI brains since 2021 on other drones, such as the Kratos UTAP-22 Mako and General Atomics MQ-20 Avenger.

Skyborg brings a lot when paired with a drone. It is also very effective in that military pilots receive important information about their environment when aircraft working together with integrated autonomy detect potential air and ground threats.

It will also determine the distance of the threat, analyze the imminent danger, and identify suitable options to attack or evade enemy aircraft.

Embedded in a cooperating aircraft, complex algorithms and state-of-the-art sensors allow autonomy to make decisions based on defined engagement rules set by manned teammates.

Valkyries themselves already have stealth characteristics and can fly in front of formations. The Valkyrie takes off from the launcher on the truck and is then retrieved by parachute, so the drone doesn't need a runway. It can reach a maximum speed of 652 miles per hour with a range of 2,000 miles.

Better yet, the Valkyrie can be armed. It can carry four "smart" GPS-guided Joint Direct Attack Munitions bombs. Quoted from Air Force Magazine, the tests carried out on the Valkyrie were successful, but no details were given about the results of the tests. However this is a fairly 'expensive' project.

Because nothing can be done. It also marks a milestone for Skyborg testing. This marks the first public announcement of a Valkyrie flying for the Skyborg program.

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