DARPA says it’s getting closer to snatching drones out of midair

  • December 11, 2020
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is still developing its Gremlins project, which is apparently getting closer to grabbing drones out of the sky. The agency said it was “inches from success” during its latest round of test flights…

DARPA’s hypersonic weapons move closer to free-flight testing

  • September 2, 2020
According to DARPA, it’s on track to perform “free-flight testing” for two variants of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) later this year. Travelling at speeds of Mach 5 and above, they could be capable of reaching anywhere on the glo…

Heron Systems’ AI pilot just beat a human in a simulated dogfight

  • August 21, 2020
The final round of DARPA’s AlphaDogfight Trial is complete, and once again, the winning AI pilot celebrated its victory against a field of virtual contenders by going on to defeat a human F-16 pilot. An AI pilot developed by Heron Systems won the sho…