Friday Brief for 10 September 2021

Tech Terms

API (Application Programming Interface) A computer programming term meaning a series of rules that allow two programs to “talk” to one another. APIs allow an application to extract information from a service and use that information in their own application, or sometimes for data analysis.

U.S. & India Jointly Developing Air-Launched UAVs

What’s New: Washington and New Delhi will partner to create air-launched unmanned aerial vehicles (ALUAVs), according to The Times of India.

Why This Matters: The agreement is hoped to enable the future production of AI-enabled drone swarms that could hunt in packs and overwhelm enemy defenses.

An artist’s concept of how ALUAVS might look when launched from manned motherships.

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