Engineers at the U.S. Air Force have started development work on an auto-air collision avoidance platform designed to prevent mid-air collisions involving fighter jets, Scout Warrior reported Wednesday.
Kris Osborn writes the new platform is based on an auto-ground collision avoidance system that is already installed onboard digital versions of F-16 fighter aircraft.
The auto-ground collision avoidance tool works to prevent potential ground collisions by altering the aircraft’s flight path through the use of computer algorithms, according to the report.
The service branch plans to integrate the auto-ground collision avoidance system with other fighter jets apart from F-16s in order to avert potential air-to-ground crashes.
“With this technology there is now a chance that the pilot can regain consciousness and become situationally aware and prevent flying that airplane into the ground,” Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy for acquisition at the Air Force, said in an interview with Scout Warrior.