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A Lockheed Martin U-2 used by the USAF (Image: Lockheed Martin)

US Air Force Tests AI on U-2 Spy Plane

Artificial intelligence is making gains in various fields and just this past week it hit another milestone, this one in aviation. The United States Air Force flew the first test flight where artificial intelligence assisted the pilot of a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. The test was conducted at Beale Air Force Base in California by the 9th Reconnaissance Wing. It was a significant step forward for national defense and served as a proving flight of artificial intelligence’s capabilities. The AI…

America’s New Trainer: The Boeing T-X Completes EMD Test Flight…

On July 1, Boeing’s latest military aircraft, the Boeing T-X, soared over the skies of St. Louis on its first official Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) flight test. Although the Boeing T-X first flew over two years ago in December 2016, this recent flight marks the next step towards ensuring…