WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The U.S. Department of the Air Force has selected Howard University as the first historically black college or university to lead a university-affiliated research center.
The center will be focused on tactical autonomy technology for military systems, and Howard University will receive $12 million per year for five years to fund research, faculty, and students.
“Autonomous systems make our military faster, smarter and more combat-credible,” said Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. “They equip commanders with the best possible information to support life-and-death decisions. And I have no doubt that the advancements that will come out of Howard’s new research center will do even more to protect our most precious asset-our men and women in uniform.”