First trio of Loyal Wingman super-advanced A.I. combat drones delivered to Oz Air Force (science news).

May 6, 2020 | By | Reply More

The first trio of Loyal Wingman super-advanced A.I. combat drones have been delivered to the Oz Air Force. Boeing presented the first unmanned aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force yesterday.

The aircraft uses artificial intelligence to extend the capabilities of manned and unmanned platforms, and serves as the foundation for the Boeing Airpower Teaming System being developed for the defense sector – an advanced combat cloud of slaved fighter drones operating in tandem with human pilots, or autonomously, if necessary.

“This is a truly historic moment for our country and for Australian defence innovation,” Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, told SFcrowsnest. “The Loyal Wingman will be pivotal to exploring the critical capabilities our Air Force needs to protect our nation and its allies into the future.”

Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force, said the rollout of the first aircraft was a significant milestone in the Boeing Loyal Wingman project. “This project is an excellent example of innovation through collaboration and what can be achieved working together with the defence industry,” added Hupfeld. “This demonstrates the importance of the relationship Air Force has with Boeing Australia and defence industry more broadly. I look forward to exploring the capabilities this aircraft may bring to our existing fleet in the future.”

Every fighter jet a drone cloud.

Every fighter jet a drone cloud.


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