This Pentagon Program Is About to Pay Out Like a Slot Machine

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted September 29, 2023

For years, I’ve been following a little-known Pentagon program. 

An absolute game-changer.

It’s called “Skyborg.”

And it’s as futuristic as it sounds.

The idea is to start pairing fighter jets and bombers up with drones. 

From now on, every pilot gets a little buddy, a robot wingman.

Some are launched from the ground, while others are small enough to deploy from underneath a jet’s wing like a missile, or in swarms from the docking bay of a cargo plane.

Either way, they’re extremely effective.

The drones, or collaborative combat aircraft, perform a variety of functions.

They can fly ahead of their manned counterparts, probing enemy defenses, mapping out targets, jamming anti-aircraft systems with electronic warfare, or outright destroying enemy targets with rockets and bombs. 

At a bare minimum, they act as bodyguards, literally taking bullets for their wards.

That could potentially save the lives of human pilots. It could also save American taxpayers from losing a next-gen fighter that cost over $100 million. 

And all it costs is a $5 million drone that’s there acting as a shield.

But now, here’s the thing about Skyborg.

It’s not just an effort to aid or shield our multi-million-dollar manned fighters.

It’s an effort to connect our entire military through one massive cloud and, ultimately, build an autonomous unmanned fighting force.

See, the information these drones collect is instantly uploaded to a cloud that can be accessed by the entirety of our armed forces.

Even if a drone gets shot down, it will mark the coordinates of the enemy weapon that dealt the lethal blow. Then, its manned companion, or even a fellow drone, can fly in and avenge it. 

But that’s not all.  

If the drone’s camera detects an enemy fortification, armor column, ship, missile base, ammunition depot, sniper nest, IED…

It can relay that information to the cloud, effectively mapping out the entire theater of war in cyberspace where literally every unit in our nation’s vast military can access it. 

From troops on the ground to ships at sea and command centers at home — the entire armed forces has real-time intelligence regarding the enemy’s forces. 

Even satellites are integrated to instantly update our forces with the latest intelligence.

It’s all connected.

And soon, our ground troops, tanks, and ships will all have their own companion craft too. 

So then what’s the next step?

It’s to remove people from the equation altogether. 

This is the first big step into a future where robots do our fighting for us. 

It begins with unmanned companion craft as we wean ourselves off the belief that humans are needed to make crucial combat decisions. 

And it ends with automated, AI-powered drones taking over the show entirely — doing things no human has the physical or mental capacity to achieve. 

I’m not trying to be harsh there. I’m just telling you that a computer can fly a jet much faster, absorbing a gravitational force that would cause a human pilot to pass out. 

These robots are programmed to understand an aircraft’s exact capabilities and limitations and execute on that knowledge precisely.

There is no sensor-to-shooter timeline — just an instantaneous lethal response when a target is identified.

There is no instinct for self preservation — just ruthless, unflinching execution. 

And if you haven’t yet guessed, there’s a reason I’m telling you this now. 

It’s because this program was in its experimental phase for years as I followed it from its inception. 

But that ended months ago and now we’re in a new phase…

The acquisition phase.

That’s what happens when the Pentagon sees a successful program and asks Congress for the money to start buying the hardware.

In this case, the Air Force has asked for $5.82 billion to build out its arsenal of collaborative combat aircraft. 

And I’ve got the name of the company that’s going to get the lion's share of that money. 

This company is relatively small, too. It’s not one of the “Big Five” — Lockheed Martin, Boeing, RTX, Northrop Grumman, or General Dynamics.

Of course, after this money starts coming in, the “Big Five” could just as soon be the “Big Six.”

And that’d be a huge boon for investors who stand to multiply their money.

So get the details here, because once Congress gives the green light, the stock is going to take off.

Because like I said, this is just the beginning. 

The Air Force is going to get its companion craft, and then the Army and Navy will want theirs. 

And before long, they won’t just be companions. They’ll be our main fighting force.

Fight on,

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Jason Simpkins is an Editor of Wealth Daily and Investment Director of Secret Stock Files, a financial advisory focused on security companies and defense contractors. For more on Jason, check out his editor's page. 

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