SYDNEY, (BM) – Boeing Corporation has rolled out a prototype of a promising unmanned aircraft for fighter aircraft. Soon they should begin ground tests of the complex, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
A promising unmanned vehicle was presented by the Australian division of the aircraft manufacturing and defense giant. The roll-out ceremony was held on May 5.
The development of Loyal Wingman is commissioned by the Australian Air Force. The device will be able to carry out the commands of the fighter pilot, operating in a semi-autonomous mode.
According to plans, ground tests should take place this year, and then Boeing plans to begin flight tests. In the future, a serial vehicle created on the basis of the prototype will expand the capabilities of manned fighters.
The drone should get wide combat capabilities. They want to provide him with removable bow compartments 2.6 meters long: the UAV will be able to carry additional weapons or surveillance systems, depending on the task.
Recall, recently Boeing conducted the first flight tests of the F-15QA fighter designed for the Qatar Air Force. The corporation itself then called the aircraft the “most advanced” member of the F-15 family.
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