Boeing's two X-45A unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrators were displayed together for the first time on July 11, and are to fly together next year to test communications between the craft, coordinated flight paths, mission replanning and cooperative targeting. The X-45A flies autonomously with no direct stick input from a pilot. Flight tests will examine the proper level of operator involvement. Both are shown at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center with a Lockheed T-33 trainer that ...


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