Drone companions

Boeing has announced plans for a new unmanned air combat vehicle at the Australian International Airshow. It is a drone that will accompany manned aircraft “and provide a disruptive advantage” which is understood to mean that it will enhance electronic warfare capabilities. The drone is designated “Loyal Wingman”and it will be designed in concert with the Australian air force. It will have “fighter-like performance” and a range of up to 2000 nautical miles. The first flight is planned for 2020. It brings true unmanned combat aircraft yet another step closer. See https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-02-26-Boeing-introduces-new-unmanned-system-for-global-defense-customers

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