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« Responder #465 em: Maio 23, 2019, 12:35:25 pm »
F-117 Nighthawk: O jato Stealth está de volta à ativa ?


 

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« Responder #466 em: Maio 23, 2019, 12:47:04 pm »
Under Skyborg program, F-35 and F-15EX jets could control drone sidekicks
By: Valerie Insinna 


The Air Force is assessing whether it can use the Skyborg artificial intelligence technology it is creating to allow an F-35 or F-15EX pilot to control drones like the XQ-58 Valkyrie. (Jeff Martin/Staff)

WASHINGTON — The F-35 and F-15EX fighter jets could get drone wingmen in the coming years, the U.S. Air Force’s top acquisition official revealed to Defense News.

The service is exploring ways to team Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and Boeing’s new F-15EX with the XQ-58 Valkyrie drone — a low-cost attritable fighter made by Kratos Defense — or similar unmanned platforms. Attritable systems trade attributes like “reliability and reparability” to achieve lower costs, according to the Defense Technical Information Center.

The Air Force is in discussions with Boeing and Lockheed on the prospect, and the Air Force Research Laboratory is working on the technology, Will Roper said May 21 in an exclusive interview.

“I’m very passionate about doing it, and the F-35 has a wonderful opportunity to do this as part of Block 4,” Roper said, referring to the F-35’s upcoming upgrade program. “We might also have an opportunity to do this as part of F-15EX.”

Roper told lawmakers this month that Valkyrie would transition to a prototype program known as Skyborg, where the drone will be outfitted with new sensors and payloads and will be networked to manned fighter jets. In March, he characterized Skyborg as an artificial intelligence wingman that would train and learn alongside pilots, or possibly be incorporated into a manned fighter cockpit to act as an assistant to the pilot like R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films.

But until now, the Air Force had not identified the platforms are under consideration to be equipped with Skyborg or teamed with the XQ-58 Valkyrie.

The Valkyrie, which flew its first test flight at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, on March 5, was designed to perform and maneuver like a fighter jet. It can fly at high subsonic speeds, takeoff without a runway, and, according to Kratos, meet or exceed the Air Force’s requirement for a 1,500-nautical-mile range with a 500-pound payload.

When produced in volume, Roper predicted that they will cost “a couple million bucks” each — not cheap, but inexpensive compared to the F-35A and F-15EX, which are expected to cost about $80 million per jet over the same time frame.

The Air Force is also assessing whether other unmanned aerial systems would complement the Skyborg program. A March request for information describes “a modular, fighter-like aircraft” that is autonomous and attritable, with open systems that allow it to be updated with new AI software or new hardware. Desired characteristics include the ability to detect and avoid obstacles and bad weather, and to takeoff and land autonomously.

According to the solicitation, an “autonomous airborne system experimental campaign” could occur in fiscal years 2019 and 2020, with the hope of having an aircraft ready by 2023.

Roper said teaming fighters with drones could “open up the door for an entirely different way to do aerial combat.” For example, take a typical four-aircraft formation and replace it with an F-15EX and three Valkyries.

“We can take risk with some systems to keep others safer,” Roper said. “We can separate the sensor and the shooter. Right now they’re collocated on a single platform with a person in it. In the future, we can separate them out, put sensors ahead of shooters, put our manned systems behind the unmanned. There’s a whole playbook.”

For the F-35, the pathway to incorporating Skyborg would involve writing software — similar to an iPhone application —that could be installed on the jet during its Block 4 modernization phase in the early 2020s.

Starting in 2023, F-35s rolling off the production line will be outfitted with improved processors, more memory capacity and new, advanced displays in the cockpit — a suite of changes that the F-35 program office calls “tech refresh 3.” Undergirding those upgrades is a transition to an open mission system architecture owned by the government, which will allow the services to create and upload custom software apps, F-35 program head Vice Adm. Mat Winter told reporters this month.

In a statement, Lockheed spokesman Mike Friedman said the F-35 is "ideally suited" for manned-unmanned teaming applications like Skyborg.


“Unlike 4th generation aircraft, the F-35 is a force multiplier able to share its operational picture with ground, sea and air assets in the battlespace,” Friedman said. “Lockheed Martin has extensive experience in manned/unmanned teaming and are working closely with our customers to develop and field this critical capability. Any timing for integration would be determined by our customers through the Continuous Capability, Development and Delivery (C2D2) framework for Follow on Modernization (FOM).”

Meanwhile, Congress must first decide whether to fund the F-15EX program — a likely prospect considering the draft House appropriations bill includes $986 million for eight jets.

Boeing appears receptive to the potential upgrade. In an emailed statement, Prat Kumar, the company’s vice president for the F-15 program, acknowledged the company is in talks with the Air Force about a pathway to incorporate the F-15EX into Skyborg.

“We are initiating early discussions with the U.S. Air Force customer on how to insert contemporary technology such as this,” he said. “The F-15EX is a uniquely suited platform for such tech insertions as it has available computing capacity and space to continue offering new capabilities to the warfighter.”

The biggest challenges, Roper said, may be technological and cultural — not financial.

“I don’t think there’s a barrier in terms of funding,” he said. “This is just different. There are going to be human factors, so how do you get a simulator to get you to do this? How do you get the AI in the attritable system? What do you do? What do you not allow it to do?”

When Roper recently visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the scientists he spoke to acknowledged that their AI research is driven by near-term commercial applications, like extending internet connectivity into everyday electronics. A future generation of AI, like self-driving cars, will have to grapple with questions of trust and audibility, Roper added.

But the AI the Pentagon wants would have to be more advanced from the get-go if the U.S. military is to protect itself from adversaries seeking to exploit system capabilities — such as pattern recognition, feature recognition and data extraction — by feeding it false information.

“The current generation of AI does not deal with a world that understands how AI works and intentionally trying to throw a wrench in its machine. We will deal with that,” Roper explained.

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/05/22/under-skyborg-program-f-35-and-f-15ex-jets-could-control-drone-sidekicks/
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« Responder #469 em: Junho 16, 2019, 06:09:18 pm »
 

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« Responder #470 em: Junho 23, 2019, 10:32:26 am »
Antes isso que ser sucata...  :-P :D

https://fighterjetsworld.com/air/boeings-will-turn-the-b-1b-into-a-gunship-bristling-with-cannons/4619/

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U.S. Patent 9,963,231 B2 was awarded on May 8th to Boeing. It depicts a number of cannon configurations that can be stowed in a B-1B’s weapons bays and extended down outside of those bays for use.

The patent certainly envisions different concepts that could be used to convert the ‘Bone’ into a heavy-hitting gunship without making many if any permanent changes to its existing configuration or outer mold-line. The cannons are shown mounted in various manners with elaborate mechanisms that allow them to tuck neatly inside the B-1B.





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« Responder #471 em: Junho 23, 2019, 09:20:36 pm »
 

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« Responder #472 em: Junho 24, 2019, 11:13:27 pm »
Meses depois de sair do acordo nuclear com a Rússia, os EU acabou de fazer o seu primeiro teste do seu míssil hipersônico.

Esta bem que foi um teste de sensores, mas a ameaça esta feita.  :-\
 

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« Responder #473 em: Junho 25, 2019, 12:15:50 pm »
Meses depois de sair do acordo nuclear com a Rússia, os EU acabou de fazer o seu primeiro teste do seu míssil hipersônico.

Esta bem que foi um teste de sensores, mas a ameaça esta feita.  :-\

Pelo que sei estão atrás da Rússia, pois o teste dos EUA o míssil não chegou a ser lançado e apenas andou a "reboque" enquanto a Rússia já lançou com sucesso o seu míssil hipersônico.

Em relação aos acordo, não sei se está a referir-se ao que apenas incluía meia dúzia de categorias de misseis, mas por exemplo não incluía os iCBM de grande dimensão
 

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« Responder #474 em: Julho 04, 2019, 12:58:31 am »
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28636/meet-the-aim-260-the-air-force-and-navys-future-long-range-air-to-air-missile

Não sei se alguma vez tinha sido aqui falado sobre este novo míssil. Estou curioso para saber as capacidades do mesmo, se o F-16V será dotado deste e até que ponto haverá ou não vendas para os aliados.
 

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« Responder #475 em: Julho 09, 2019, 12:05:20 am »
 

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« Responder #476 em: Julho 11, 2019, 04:09:53 pm »
 

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« Responder #477 em: Julho 14, 2019, 08:11:50 pm »
 

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« Responder #478 em: Julho 17, 2019, 09:50:37 am »
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Jatos F-117 são vistos novamente em voo, mas com pintura “aggressor”

O caça furtivo F-117A Nighthawk, o primeiro avião furtivo projetado no mundo, foi recentemente avistado nos céus de Death Valley, na Califórnia. O caça, parte de uma frota de jatos aposentados em 2008, ostentava um novo padrão de camuflagem e estava acompanhado por um jato da NASA...



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« Responder #479 em: Julho 17, 2019, 05:56:09 pm »
Parece que há uma novo aparato brasuca que vai poder reabastecer os caças stealth dos gringos.
Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don't.
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