Precision Strike

Mission Area

Precision Strike

Johns Hopkins APL’s Precision Strike Mission Area delivers critical precision strike contributions, addressing tactical aircraft, kinetic and non-kinetic weapon systems, and end-to-end capability development and demonstration. Our work spans research and development of technologies supporting emerging capabilities, technical support to major acquisition programs, and close interaction with the warfighters who use these capabilities. Our experts address integrated strike development of end-to-end solutions from detection through engagement, electronic attack development of non-kinetic capabilities, and advanced development aimed at experimentation and prototyping.



  • AlphaDogfight

    AlphaDogfight Trials

    APL served as a core member of the Air Combat Evolution program team created by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the 2020 AlphaDogfight Trials, a showdown between eight AI research teams from across the United States.
    Learn more about AlphaDogfight Trials
  • Golden Horde

    Golden Horde

    Achieving networked, collaborative offensive weapons systems that will learn from their environment and autonomously work together to defeat integrated air and missile defenses.
    Learn more about Golden Horde
  • Planes in flight (Credit: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph E. Montemarano)

    Modeling Warfighter Decision-Making

    Working with technical consultants and the Navy fighter aircraft community, we created a pilot-behavior model for air-to-air combat.
    Learn more about Modeling Warfighter Decision-Making

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