Autonomous Collaborative Platform

AI-Equipped Drone Will Support Human-Piloted Combat Aircraft

Gambit is a new jet-powered, autonomous military drone designed to support human-piloted combat aircraft. (Photo: GA-ASI)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.,
Poway, CA
www.ga-asi.com

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently announced its newest UAS platform, called Gambit. According to General Atomics, like the chess opening move that inspires the name, Gambit is about initiative, leading from the front, and using advanced sensing to grab the tactical advantage and open a world of possibilities.

Gambit is an Autonomous Collaborative Platform (ACP) designed through digital engineering to speed its time to market and lower acquisition cost, while at the same time delivering an extended and enhanced sensing capability. The jet-powered platform is being built for air dominance and will heavily leverage advances in artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. Working alongside human-piloted aircraft, Gambit will enable pilots to see deeper into hostile airspace, detect threats first, and provide time and space for critical decisions and actions.

"We're once again pushing the boundaries of what's possible with unmanned aircraft, software, mission systems integration, and more," said GA-ASI President David R. Alexander. "Gambit will usher in a new era, where UAS work collaboratively with manned aircraft to detect, identify and target adversaries at range and scale across the battlespace."

Designed as an advanced concept aircraft, Gambit will use AI and autonomy to complete a variety of tasks without being prompted by an operator. GA-ASI's software and integration systems will support detection and analysis, and provide users with the highest-quality intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance possible from an unmanned aircraft. On point out ahead of U.S. Air Force tactical aircraft, Gambit will also be able to sense and track targets of interest and distribute that information across the battlespace.

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than seven million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas.

For more information, contact General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. at 858-312-2810 or visit here .