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World's Best AI Pilot


Hivemind: Combat Proven & Flying Today

The First & Only Autonomous AI Pilot Deployed Since 2018

Similar to a human pilot, Hivemind reads and reacts to the battlefield, and does not require GPS, waypoints, or comms to make decisions. Hivemind enables intelligent teams to perform missions ranging from room clearance with Novas, penetrating air defense systems with V-BATs, to dogfighting F-16s.


Intelligent Teaming

Shield AI’s synthetic environments combined with human-machine tactics and behaviors. Testing and learning in real physics simulations reduces engineering cycle times and enables rapid real-world deployment.


Edge Autonomy

The aircraft uses sensors to create a map or world-view, the computer then tells the aircraft or autopilot where to go and what to do to execute its mission. No GPS, no waypoints, and no comms are needed for aircraft to accomplish their missions.


Denied Environment Operations

No GPS. No Comms. No Problem. AI and autonomy for Great Power Competition. Operate in highly contested and GPS-denied environments. Remove the need for human operators, GPS, and RF links.

The G.O.A.T. of AI Pilots

We’re the preferred aviation autonomy provider for the US, Allies, and partners through leveraging R&D associated with programs like DARPA ACE, Gamebreaker, JAWS, AFRL AACO, Golden Horde, AFWERX STRATFI.

The Undisputed Industry Leader


DARPA AlphaDogfight Winner

Our AI pilot was the decisive winner against experienced human F-16 fighter pilots in a simulated aerial battle during the AlphaDogfight Trials.


Air Force STRATFI Contract

Awarded the maximum amount through the Air Force’s Strategic Funding Increase Program, in conjunction with Air Force Special Operations Command, to accelerate the integration of its combat-proven Hivemind™ autonomy software onto our best-in-class UAS, the V-BAT. 


MoSAIC Competition​ Winner

Shield AI was awarded the “Most Mission Capable Indoor Drone” in a joint U.S. Department of Defense and Israel Ministry of Defense competition testing indoor clearance for close-quarters combat operations.

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Modular and Open

Hivemind applications are portable, modular, and composable, making it faster and more cost effective to develop new autonomous capabilities and behaviors for aerial platforms.

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