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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Alex Edwards, 125th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 commander, responds to a simulated alert call during the Advanced Battle Management System Onramp 2 demonstration out of Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Sept. 3, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicholas Dutton)

Air Force awards potential $46B digital engineering contract vehicle

Booz Allen and Lockheed Martin are among the contractors selected, alongside a host of smaller startups.
Two L-39 Jets fly in tandem during a mock dogfight performance at the Air & Space Expo, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., April 28, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Sullivan)

Shield AI buys company whose AI beat a fighter pilot in a dogfight

Shield bought Heron Systems, which won the much-hyped AlphaDogfight trials that pitted a fighter pilot against AI in a simulated dogfight.
From left: the panel’s moderator, Brunswick Group’s Siobhan Gorman, Isaac Taylor of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, Brandon Tseng of Shield AI Inc. and Craig Cummings of Moonshots Capital speak on a panel at SXSW on Friday, March 10 2017.

What it’s like to work with DIUx

Working with the government is often a sluggish process, but it doesn't have to be, says Brandon Tseng, co-founder and CFO of artificial intelligence company Shield AI.