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Dynetics secures DARPA Air Combat Evolution Phase 1

11th May 2020 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, has secured its role in Phase 1 of the Air Combat Evolution (ACE) programme Technical Area 3 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The contract is worth $12.3 million, according to a company statement made on 6 May.

Tim Keeter, ACE programme manager for Dynetics, said: ‘Our team brings novel solutions that have proven to be feasible and scalable to these challenging ACE objectives. These efforts will help DARPA and the US military expand their advantage in the evolution of Mosaic warfare.’

Aerial dogfighting will be used as the initial scenario for the ACE programme and will implement AI in high-intensity conflicts with the aim of increasing combatant trust in combat autonomy.

Phase 1 of the programme will last 18 months and will lay the ground work for future live, campaign-level experimentation of both manned and unmanned vehicles.

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