Leidos' Dynetics subsidiary has received an 18-month, $12.3M contract to incorporate operational-level scenarios into heterogeneous aircraft as part of the first phase of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program.
Dynetics said Wednesday it will employ automated approaches in aerial dogfighting in support of the three-phase Air Combat Evolution initiative under the contract.
DARPA seeks to augment warfighters' trust in combat autonomy through the implementation of artificial intelligence into high-intensity air conflicts. Under technical area 3 of the program, the agency plans to build the groundwork for potential crewed and unmanned vehicle experimentation.
The company formed a team composed of InfoSciTex, Intuitive Research & Technology Corp. and Soar Technology to address the program's challenges.