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Is China Really Building Missiles with Artificial Intelligence?

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The Diplomat - September 21, 2016

--- Quote ---A good point of departure for the discussion on autonomous combat systems is a recent report in the Chinese media about the development of a family of cruise missiles with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. In August this year, a Chinese daily reported that China’s aerospace industry was developing tactical missiles with inbuilt intelligence that would help seek out targets in combat. The “plug and play” approach, a Chinese aerospace executive pointed out, could potentially enable China’s military commanders to launch missiles tailor made for specific combat conditions.
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China Daily - 2016-08-19

--- Quote ---China's next-generation cruise missiles will be developed based on a modular design, allowing them to be tailor-made for specific combat situations, and will have a high level of artificial intelligence, according to a senior missile designer.

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Chinese engineers have researched the use of artificial intelligence in missiles for many years, and they are leading the world in this field, he said.

Modular design is not new to the world's missile developers. The European missile developer and manufacturer MBDA displayed its CVW102 Flexis modular missile concept at last year's Paris Air Show. The system will allow missiles to be configured, according to mission requirements.

The CVW102 Flexis is designed for an aircraft carrier strike group. Missiles will be selected and assembled with different warheads, engines and guidance devices based on target information, according to a report on advanced missiles published by the Beijing Hiwing Scientific and Technological Information Institute, which researches aerodynamic missiles and unmanned systems.
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More info about CVW102 FLEXI...
Paris Air Show 2015: MBDA Unveils CVW102 FLEXI | miltechmag.com

MBDA Concept Visions 2015 - FLEXIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If4JGx4MAQc

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