In July, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and an international team of companies will demonstrate the world's first airborne Automatic Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) designed to automatically execute an escape maneuver in the final seconds to avoid impact. Inflight collisions are a leading cause of aircraft losses within the U.S. military, and this problem, coupled with Defense Dept. plans to use fleets of combat UAVs in the future, is driving development of ACAS to prevent ...

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