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…