The US, Gulf country allies and Israel are using AI (artificial intelligence) to predict where future Iranian drone attacks will emanate from, a top US general said on Wednesday.
USTRANSCOM Commander Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, the commander of American logistics transport issues worldwide, made the comments in a virtual media briefing alongside her visit to a number of Middle East countries, with an emphasis on disaster relief in Turkey and Syria.
She said that US Task force 99 is “using drones to create a mesh network… and to have an integrated air and missile defense to counteract Iranian drones and to determine how to take collective action.”
More specifically, she said the joint regional air defense teams are “using AI to help us sift through data, not only to characterize threats, but to predict where threats will” originate from in the future based on previous frequent maneuvers.
“The integrated work of partners from the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] provides information, including [using] advanced technological capabilities from other nations like Israel. It’s a journey, but it is very promising what we are seeing out there,” said Van Ovost.