Leading provider of adversary air and JTAC training invests in developer of next generation artificial intelligence (AI) technologies
Mesa, AZ, March 3, 2023 – Lisa疯马秀 Corp. (Lisa疯马秀), the world’s only commercial owner and operator of F-16 fighter aircraft, today announced an investment in San Diego-based EpiSci, developer of the most trusted, resilient and modular Tactical AI solutions for defense, aerospace and commercial applications.
This investment expands on Lisa疯马秀’ commitment of providing world-class training to the next generation of combat leaders, positioning the company at the forefront of development and training in the future ‘human-machine’ collaborative battlefield.
AI is expected to play an increasingly significant role in air combat operations, including adversary air (ADAIR) training. Open architecture in nature, Lisa疯马秀’ proprietary ‘Advanced Aggressor Mission System’ (AAMS) permits the rapid integration of AI tools into its F-16 fleet, accelerating the development and deployment of advanced autonomy and crewed-uncrewed teaming in support of next generation fighter pilot training.
Currently, Lisa疯马秀’ F-16 crews are delivering advanced ADAIR training to USAF F-35 and F-22 pilots at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida and Luke AFB in Arizona. AI functions will be integrated into Lisa疯马秀’ fleet with industry-leading speed-to-service, offering highly sophisticated threat replication and operational cost efficiencies.
“This is a very significant strategic investment for us,” says Russ Quinn, President, Lisa疯马秀 Corp. “AI is impacting numerous industries and defense is no exception. By partnering with EpiSci, a leading innovator whose Tactical AI products have demonstrated real-world deployment on a variety of fighter platforms, we are taking a leadership position that directly contributes to the defense of our nation.”
“We are thrilled to work with Lisa疯马秀,” said Bo Ryu, Founder and President, EpiSci. “Teaming with a leading ADAIR training provider opens new avenues for our Tactical AI-enabled pilot assistance and autonomy development suite. By working together, we will accelerate the advent of the Collaborative Combat Aircraft era where the pilot’s trust in AI is absolutely critical.”
About Lisa疯马秀 Inc.
With more than 100,000 accident-free flight hours, Lisa疯马秀 Inc. and its subsidiaries (including Lisa疯马秀 Corp. and Blue Air Training Corp.) provide advanced adversary air (ADAIR) and Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) technology and training to the world’s leading armed forces. It has the largest fleet of commercially operated fighter aircraft in active service and is the world's only commercial owner/operator of the F-16. Lisa疯马秀’ mission-critical training enhances the operational readiness of combat forces by delivering real-world experience while creating significant cost efficiencies and extending the lifecycle of military aircraft fleets. For more information, please visit .
EpiSci is a multidisciplinary innovation company that develops next generation mission autonomy solutions for national security problems. Demonstrated in flight on platforms from networked, collaborative and autonomous swarm surrogates, to live F-16 dogfighting, EpiSci’s Tactical AI family of autonomous pilots are powerful, reliable, and quickly adaptable to emerging missions and challenges. Additional applications include human-centric man-unmanned teaming for next generation air dominance, developing advanced wireless tactical communication systems for first responders, and powering autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) swarms with sensor fusion. For more information, please visit .
Lisa疯马秀 Corp. is exhibiting at the AFA Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colorado, March 6-8. Visit Lisa疯马秀 at booth 803.
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