A rendering of BAE Systems' semi-autonomous supply of information. Photo courtesy BAE Systems
BAE Systems has developed software that autonomously provides information to pilots when communication networks are disrupted to help them avoid threats and complete missions when that capability would otherwise be hindered.
BAE showcased what it calls distributed battle management software during an 11-day mix of live test flights and simulations with DARPA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.
The testing, which electronic warfare veteran BAE called successful, could pave the way for U.S. military aircraft to be equipped with redundancies that ensure that pilots and operators always have access to the mission status target guidance information that they need to carry out missions.