DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program is half way through Phase 1 and has notched several key accomplishments in anticipation of live subscale aircraft dogfights

Published on Mar 18, 2021DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program is half way through Phase 1 and has notched several key accomplishments in anticipation of live subscale aircraft dogfights in Phase 2 later this year. Achievements to date include: advanced virtual AI dogfights involving both within visual range (WVR) and beyond visual range (BVR) multi-aircraft […]

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US military says doomsday planes not mobilized in response to Trump COVID-19 diagnosis – Business Insider

Two Boeing E-6B Mercury planes were detected flying along both coasts of the U.S. mainland early Friday, around the time President Trump announced he and first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with coronavirus — but the flights were “pre-planned” and the timing was “purely coincidental,” a U.S. Strategic Command spokesman told Fox News. More about this article in the link below… […]

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Does Iran’s ‘Kowsar Fighter Jet’ Stand A Chance Against Israeli F-35 Stealth Warplanes?

How does Iran’s Kowsar jets compete against US & Israeli F-22 Raptors or F-35 Jets? According to experts, designed to perform close air support (CAS) and light attack operations, the fighters can also be used to support the training activities of Iranian pilots… More about this article in the link below… https://eurasiantimes.com/irans-new-american-f-5-based-kowsar-fighter-jet-is-a-pearl-inside-an-oyster/

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Egypt Sidelines Rafale Jets For SU-35s; Claims Only Russian Jets Can Match US/Israeli War Planes

After procuring 24 Rafale fighter jets from France, Egypt has received the first order of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighters. As per reports, the key objective of Egypt to acquire Su-35s over Rafale jets was that the Russian heavy-weight jets can outperform the Israeli and US warplanes in the Middle-East region… More about this article in […]

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Defence News | Why doesn’t anyone want to buy ‘cheap’ Chinese Fighter Jets?

The high-tech wannabees of Asia are going through a bit of a rough patch lately. India has to postpone its Chandrayaan-2 moon mission just an hour before launch, due to a “technical snag.” Japan is imposing controls on the transfer of certain technologies to South Korea, which could impair the latter’s smartphone and semiconductor sectors. […]

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Introducing the J-20B: China Reportedly Puts Advanced New Stealth Fighter Variant Into Mass Production

number of Chinese and Hong Kong media outlets have reported that a new variant of the country’s first fifth generation fighter jet, the Chengdu J-20, has entered mass production. Citing anonymous military sources, it was reported that the new fighter, known as the J-20B, was officially unveiled on July 8th at a ceremony attended by […]

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DARPA awards contract to retrofit L-39 Albatros jets for AI dogfighting tests | News | Flight Global

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Calspan Corporation a $14.1 million, four-year contract to retrofit up to four Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros jet trainers for artificial intelligence-controlled flight experiments. The jets are to be used in DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) programme, which aims to improve, as well as measure, human trust […]

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The world’s largest aircraft will now test hypersonics for the military – Ars Technica

Nearly a decade ago, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen founded Stratolaunch to build an aircraft capable of launching orbital rockets. At the time, the company’s leadership included a host of luminous spaceflight officials, including former NASA chief Mike Griffin, who said the Stratolaunch aircraft “would make a very effective launcher.” https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/the-worlds-largest-aircraft-will-now-test-hypersonics-for-the-military/

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NASA’s experimental X-59 supersonic jet could be built by the end of 2020

NASA’s new experimental supersonic X-plane is on a fast track to flying. The plane, officially named X-59 QueSST in 2018 and often referred to as just X-59, was greenlit for final assembly during a critical design review in 2019. With this plane, NASA aims to create an ultraquiet craft that can travel over land faster than the speed of […]

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Iran admits ‘disastrous mistake’: Its military accidentally shot down Flight 752

Iran’s senior leaders are apologizing for a “disastrous mistake” after admitting that the Iranian military shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing 176 people on board, including 57 Canadians. MORE ABOUT THIS ARTICLE IN THE LINK… https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-iran-rejects-missile-theory-calls-on-west-to-show-evidence/

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