Incident 444: US Air Force's Patriot Missile Mistakenly Launched at Ally Fighter Jet, Killing Two

Description: Acting on the recommendation of their Patriot missile system, American Air Force mistakenly launched the missile at an ally UK Tornado fighter jet, which killed two crew members on board.

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Alleged: Raytheon and Lockheed Martin developed an AI system deployed by US Air Force, which harmed US Air Force , UK Royal Air Force , Kevin Main and David Williams.

Incident Stats

Incident ID
444
Report Count
3
Incident Date
2003-03-22
Editors
Khoa Lam

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