A model of the Boeing Airpower Teaming System was unveiled at the Australian International Airshow by the Australian Minister for Defence, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP. As a research and development activity, the Australian Government and Boeing will produce a concept demonstrator called the Loyal Wingman – Advanced Development Program that will provide key learnings toward the production of the Boeing Airpower Teaming System.
The Boeing Airpower Teaming System will:
- Provide fighter-like performance, measuring 38 feet long (11.7 meters) and able to fly more than 2,000 nautical miles
- Integrate sensor packages onboard to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions and electronic warfare
- Use artificial intelligence to fly independently or in support of manned aircraft while maintaining safe distance between other aircraft.
Its first flight is planned for 2020.
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