HOW DO WE REIMAGINE FLIGHT?
There was a time when it would’ve been hard to imagine a pilotless plane flying solely on artificial intelligence. Now the U.S. Air Force is in the process of adding exactly that to our aircraft portfolio. Under Project Skyborg, future high-risk missions will be mitigated by having fighter jets accompanied by AI-enabled, combat aerial vehicles.
AI isn’t here to take over, it’s here to help us become even more air dominant.
- Available with both subsonic and supersonic engines, AI (artificial intelligence) is ideal for reconnaissance and combat missions
- These AI-operated planes are very compact and inexpensive to develop, allowing the Air Force to create and deploy a large fleet.
less risk. more reward.
Since the Air Force plans to build a fleet of Skyborgs, we can be more strategic about where we deploy our assets and our Airmen. If it’s a high-risk mission, we will be able to employ an unmanned, AI-guided jet. Then once the mission’s completed, an Airman will retrieve the jet at an off-base location, since Skyborgs don’t require a conventional runway to take off or land.