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A hypersonic sled travels 6,400-feet per second on a monorail and is recovered as part of the Hypersonic Sled Recovery effort at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex High Speed Test Track at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Senators propose big boost in funding to upgrade DOD’s test ranges

The chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2023 defense appropriations bill recommends spending about $1.8 billion on these efforts.
Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu participates in a virtual event for Engineers Week, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Feb. 23, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Pentagon working with allies on secretive autonomous drone project

The initiative aims to demonstrate the capabilities of artificial intelligence-enabled drones that could operate in highly contested environments.
Staff Sgt. Zackery Coder checks computer data during Red Flag-Alaska 14-2, June 19, 2014, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Coder ensured the F-16 Fighting Falcon was ready for the next sortie. He is a crew chief with the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

DARPA’s AI fighter pilot gets more capabilities in latest tests

An artificial intelligence system designed by DARPA that flies fighter jets is gathering steam for full-on live tests later this year.
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U.S. Army Sgt. Juan Gonzalez, an infantryman assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, launches a Puma unmanned aerial vehicle during a live-fire exercise at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, June 2, 2020. (U.S. Army / Spc. Justin W. Stafford)

Army working to team up its autonomous systems across domains with AI

In its work to achieve multi-domain operations, the Army is working on teaming together autonomous systems with AI-empowered data sharing.