DARPA Achieves Major Breakthrough with AI-Controlled Aircraft

The agency says successful AI dogfighting trials could support the use of autonomous systems in other complex scenarios.
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Eve Receives Order For Up to 50 Electric Air Taxis From Japan’s AirX

AirX also becomes the Brazilian manufacturer’s first services and operations solutions and Vector software customer in Japan.
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Vertiport Developer Skyportz to Launch Operations as Wilbur Air

The wholly owned subsidiary will operate advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft, including hybrid-electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft from Electra.
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Lilium Begins Producing Battery Packs for Electric Jet

Each electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Lilium Jet will include 10 battery packs, which provide range and redundancy.
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NASA Is Asking for Help to Return Samples That Could Uncover Life on Mars

The Mars Sample Return program is a joint NASA-ESA effort, with the goal of uncovering signs of ancient life on the Red Planet.
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Drone Delivery Firm RigiTech Looks to Expand U.S. Operations with FAA Approval

The company has a partnership with U.S.-based Spright, the drone delivery subsidiary of Air Methods, to deploy its Eiger drone worldwide.
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Air Force Secretary Plans to Get in Cockpit of Self-Flying Fighter Jet

The Air Force is building an army of artificial intelligence-powered warfighters, each of which will command a fleet of small, buzzing drones.
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Electric Aircraft Manufacturer Electron Secures Orders from Air2E, Hopscotch

The Dutch company says the two ‘significant’ orders bring its sales pipeline to an estimated $213 million.
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U.S., Japan Expand Space Collaboration with Lunar Rover Agreement

The crewed, pressurized lunar rover will give astronauts more time to conduct experiments on the moon and the ability to travel farther than ...
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Merlin Advances Toward Autonomous Flight Tech STC with Simulator

The manufacturer says the technology is designed to accelerate its path to supplemental type certification with regulators in the U.S. and New Zealand.
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