Skyborg’s Time Approaching, U.S. Air Force Says

Kratos’ XQ-58 and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.’s MQ-20 Avenger
Kratos’ XQ-58 and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.’s MQ-20 Avenger are leading a yearlong series of critical experiments for the Skyborg software suite.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
Establishing a program of record to acquire and field the U.S. Air Force’s first unmanned aircraft system capable of making certain tactical decisions by itself now may only be a matter of time. Skyborg—a suite of autonomous control software capable of being uploaded to a multitude of new and...

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