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How the Pentagon's big tech bets could suffer from a continuing resolution

September 29, 2023

Lauren C. Williams

Defense One

F-16 Fighting Falcons from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. U.S. AIR FORCE / MASTER SGT. TRISTAN MCINTIRE


By Lauren C. Williams, Defense One / September 29, 2023

Whether the government shuts down this weekend or limps into the new fiscal year with temporary funding, the Pentagon’s new, big ideas could see significant delays in the year ahead. 

One example: the Air Force’s robot wingman, or collaborative combat aircraft, effort and the many individual programs that feed into it. 

While the exact effects on the overall CCA program are not clear, the Air Force confirmed to Defense One that a key program at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida that seeks to convert F-16s to be compatible with artificial intelligence could be delayed.

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