The drone of the General Atomic company was able to move in the air according to the principle of “pursuit and avoidance”.
The American company General Atomic conducted tests of the Avenger MQ-20A military drone. The UAV was controlled by artificial intelligence, and the flight itself lasted almost 30 minutes. This was reported by the company’s press service.
The drone moved in the air according to the principle of “pursuit and avoidance”. In particular, the flight path was updated in real time in such a way as to avoid opponents or, on the contrary, follow them.
The drone system tracked potential enemies in real time using a network of infrared search sensors.
The company assesses the flight as incredibly successful.
Experts believe that it has demonstrated a number of innovative capabilities to create a system of autonomous combat aircraft that will be able to dynamically change the trajectory in the event of a threat and strike. This will significantly improve the capabilities of modern unmanned aerial vehicles.