Chinese engineers have announced that for the first time they used artificial intelligence to simulate an unusual dogfight. The unusualness of this battle is that it simulated the confrontation of a fighter capable of reaching hypersonic speeds with an enemy aircraft.
As part of the battle, artificial intelligence created by Chinese scientists brought down planes in a simulated air battle, the speed of one of which was Mach 11. In such a situation, AI determined the parameters for hitting a target with an air-launched missile in service with the Air Force of the People's Liberation Army of China. The parameters of this launch turned out to be such that in flight the rocket should be launched in the direction opposite to the movement of the fighter itself.
The computer simulation system itself determines the moment of launch and launches with the possibility of waiting for the approval of this action by the pilot. But since the battles are fought at hypersonic speeds, then, as Chinese engineers note, sooner or later you will have to entrust the artificial intelligence system on board the aircraft with the launch itself. The reason is simple - the pilot is simply not able to launch a rocket in a timely manner in order to hit the target at the hypersonic speed of the aircraft in that fraction of a second when this is possible, if the rocket itself is not changed.
On this basis, it was concluded that if fighters reach hypersonic speeds, then they are likely to become unmanned. Since the brain of an average person (even a trained pilot) cannot cope with the control of an aircraft, with maneuvering at Mach 11.
In the computer model used in the PRC, the enemy plane was moving at a speed of Mach 1,3. The Chinese press reports that the F-35 stealth fighter of the US Air Force, or rather, its computer model, was chosen as a mock enemy.