Russia to develop missile featuring artificial intelligence

Russia is developing weapons that will be able to use artificial intelligence to select targets and outmaneuver defensive systems, according to Russian defense officials. These weapons could include missiles, drones and aircraft in the future. “Work in this area is under way. This is a very serious field where fundamental research is required. As of today, certain successes are available, but we’ll still have to work for several years to achieve specific results,” said Tactical Missiles Corporation CEO Boris Obnosov Speaking at the annual Zhukovsky-based MosAeroShow (MAKS-2017), reported Newsweek. “It is impossible to build a missile-carrying bomber invisible to radars and supersonic at the same time. This is why focus is placed on stealth capabilities. The PAK DA will carry AI-guided missiles with a range of up to 7,000 kilometers (about 4,350 miles). Such a missile can analyze the aerial and radio-radar situation and determine its direction, altitude and speed. We’re already working on such missiles,” Bondarev told Russia’s official Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper in comments translated and analyzed by The Aviationist, reported Newsweek. Earlier this year, the U.S. military confirmed had successfully tested its first swarm of micro-drones that will have autonomous capabilities on the battlefield. Russia does not want…

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