Two L-39 Jets fly in tandem during a mock dogfight performance at the Air & Space Expo, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., April 28, 2018. The Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation provides dramatic flying displays to the entire world, pairing modern aircraft performances with fighter aircraft from the WWII, Korea and Vietnam eras. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Sullivan)

The AI warfighter is coming, and it starts with dogfighting

DARPA's new Air Combat Evolution program is one step in a tall ladder to get warfighters to trust AI like they do fellow service members.
Associates from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) visit Camp Lejeune to speak with U.S. Marines and discuss possible technological advances for the Marine Corps, Mar. 21, 2017. DARPA’s mission is to make pivotal investment in breakthrough technologies for national security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Careaf L. Henson.)

Why DARPA wants more operational personnel

DARPA needs more operationally minded people to help better assess technology, not just make it.