Boeing Australia has conducted its first flight tests of autonomously teamed aircraft, apparently using two small jet-powered UAVs as surrogates for its Airpower Teaming System (ATS) “loyal wingman” unmanned aircraft. Boeing revealed in February plans to fly a prototype of the Australian-designed and -built ATS in 2020. The fighter-like unmanned aircraft is intended to operate alongside manned combat and intelligence platforms. “We successfully achieved our first ...


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