Up, up, & away! Cadets Ryan O’Malley, Zachary Calderone, Andrew Pieringer, & Christian Grey conducted test flight operations last week as part of their SE450: Applied Systems Design & Decision Making capstone. The cadet team worked with Lockheed Martin to learn more about how Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) systems can be fooled by ground troops’ deception and denial techniques. They collected aerial images near the West Point training area to use in determining the effectiveness of Lockheed Martin’s algorithms. Special thanks to the 2nd Aviation Detachment for supporting the cadets’ mission!