AUSA 2021: US Army's ‘Scarlet Dragon' project aims to use AI, satellites for targeting

by Daniel Wasserbly

The US Army is running a series of training and experimentation events for using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify targets, in an effort to drastically reduce so-called sensor-to-shooter times.

The ‘Scarlet Dragon' series is designed to provide AI-augmented decision-making in targeting for large-scale combat operations, Colonel Joseph Buccino, XVIII Airborne Corps public affairs director, told reporters at the annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference in Washington, DC.


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UK Typhoon fleet to get new networked simulators in 2022

by Tim Ripley

UK Eurofighter Typhoon pilots can begin using a new networked simulator system at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire from next August, as part of the first stage in a transformation of the Royal Air Force's (RAF's) approach to simulation and training.

The first of 10 new Typhoon simulators are slated to be up and running as part of a GBP220 million Typhoon Future Synthetic Training (TFST) programme being led by BAE Systems Air Sector.

Jez Milne, the company's head of Operational Training Delivery, told Janes


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DARPA hosting final drone swarm demo in November, companies look for service buy in

by Ashley Roque

Shown here is an image of Northrop Grumman participating in DARPA's OFFSET programme. Both Northrop Grumman and Raytheon BBN will attempt to have a single operator control 200-plus ground and aerial drones during a November demo. (Northrop Grumman)


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US Navy Naval Information Warfare Systems commander notes need for software development cultural shift

by Michael Fabey

The US Navy (USN) shift towards the development, security, and operations (DevSecOps) mindset of updating software used in the commercial world will require a “cultural change”, according to Rear Admiral Douglas Small, commander of the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command.

“DevSecOps, the cloud, platforms – all are necessary, infrastructure-wise,” Rear Adm Small said on 19 October during a keynote address at the American Society of Naval Engineers Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium 2021.


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