Air Force pilot training
U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Shane Stewart, Pilot Training Next student, trains on a virtual reality flight simulator at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. (U.S. Air Force / Sean M. Worrell)

Google Cloud powering new Air Force flight simulators

The Joint Immersive Training System (JITS) is a cloud-based training system that can scale across the Air Force and drive costs down, officials say.
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — United States Air Force Academy Cadets in the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operations Program conduct various mock scenarios, Tuesday March 5th, 2019, in the Air Operations Center’s “Reaper Room” using a MQ-9 flight simulator allowing one operator to control multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) which can autonomously search, find, identify, and track various targets worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joshua Armstrong)

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.
Swarm of security drones with surveillance camera flying in the sky. 3D rendering image

DIUx invests in counter-drone company Dedrone

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental has inked a $400,000 contract with the airspace security company, which provides both hardware and software solutions for finding, tracking, classifying and "neutralizing"…