13 octobre 2022 | International, Terrestre

Army seeking AI for targeting, navigation aboard Bradley replacement

The U.S. Army this summer published a request for proposals to design and build prototypes for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program.

https://www.c4isrnet.com/artificial-intelligence/2022/10/13/army-seeking-ai-for-targeting-navigation-aboard-bradley-replacement/

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    22 mai 2020 | International, Terrestre

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