Project Ridgway

Agreements were signed between Vanderbilt University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Duke University, Syracuse University, Middle Tennessee State University, the University of North Carolina System and the 18th Airborne Corps, according to the corps. (William Yeung Via Flickr)

18th Airborne Corps signs tech partnership with universities

The 18th Airborne Corps has signed agreements with six major universities to collaborate on technological innovation.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Mahdi Al-Husseini, assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, pitches his presentation on AI pilot performance feedback. Al-Husseini is one of seven Soldiers who is taking part in Dragon’s Lair 5. The program was established in October 2020 to help increase innovation across the XVIII Airborne Corps.

Army expands ‘Dragon’s Lair’ pitch event to all branches

The 82nd Airborne Corps' "Dragon's Lair" pitch event is now open to members of all military branches.
A solider at Fort Bragg, home to the 18th Airborne Corps where Project Ridgway aims to turn it into an “AI-enabled force.” (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

How one corps is trying to modernize the Army

The service's senior tech leaders hope that Project Ridgway will support a culture of innovation.