Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The revolutionary microprocessor invented by Miles Dyson working for Cyberdyne Systems is used to upgrade the United States Air Force's stealth bombers to fully unmanned platforms. After this upgrade, they fly with perfect operational records.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
The United States Air Force purchases the patents from Cyberdyne and contracts with Cyber Research Systems to develop Skynet and other advanced weapons, such as the T-1 Ground Assault Vehicle and HK-Drones. Lieutenant General Robert Brewster is in charge of the project.
Marcus Wright searches Skynet Central's database for answers about his post-execution fate after 2003. He uncovers a news archive which mentions the United States Air Force took over the development of artificial intelligence that year.