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DoD Deploys New Object Classification Algorithm Onboard ScanEagle UAS Platform

The Defense Department has integrated a new object classification algorithm onboard a ScanEagle unmanned aerial system which flew on the battlefield as part of an effort to help Special Command analysts exploit intelligence from drone video feeds, Defense One reported Thursday. Intelligence analysts from the DoD integrated new hardware and software …

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Air Force Completes Accuracy Tests on F-35 Weapon System

U.S. Air Force testers have completed weapons delivery accuracy flight tests on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft which evaluated the platform’s weapon system as well as the Block 3F software it uses to support lethal air-to-air and air-to-ground strike missions. The service branch said Wednesday members of the 461st Flight …

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Report: Army Seeks Non-GPS PNT Tech for Ground Vehicles

The U.S. Army is looking for new technologies that can help ground vehicles relay coordinates in any weather and terrain without the need for a global positioning system link, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. The service branch released a request for information in December to collect public input on available non-GPS systems …

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Owen West Confirmed as DoD Special Ops Head

The Senate voted 74-23 Monday to approve Owen West, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former Goldman Sachs partner, as assistant defense secretary for special operations and low intensity conflict, Defense News reported Tuesday. West was nominated by President Donald Trump in June and recommended by the Senate Armed Services Committee for the …

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Bipartisan Bill Aims to Promote AI Tech Advancement

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced a bill that seeks to encourage the continued development of artificial intelligence systems. The Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017 would direct the Commerce Department to create a federal advisory committee to examine opportunities and impacts of …

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