AFWERX Autonomy Prime partners demonstrate autonomous flight capabilities, make history at AGILE FLAG
Chad Russell, left, AFWERX Prime flight test engineer, and Kate Brown, right, AFWERX Autonomy Prime deputy branch chief, brief Maj. Gen. David Lyons, 15th Air Force commander, about Autonomy Prime, an AFWERX innovation branch focused on the development and implementation of emerging autonomous technologies during AGILE FLAG 24-1 at McClellan Airfield in Sacramento, Calif., Jan. 31, 2024. AGILE FLAG is Air Combat Command's contributing certifying event for its expeditionary air base force elements throughout the AFFORGEN cycle, ensuring they are ACE-capable forces that meet Combatant Commanders’ needs. Lyons also watched autonomous flight demonstrations from two AFWERX partners, Reliable Robotics and Xwing Inc., to see how autonomous aviation can contribute to the Agile Combat Employment, or ACE, concept, which is to disperse aircraft and equipment between major hub bases and smaller airfields to improve resilience and survivability. (U.S. Air Force photo / Matthew Clouse) )

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