Drones Level Up

Brody Ladd | 03/18/2021

Air forces around the world have begun to envision new roles for uncrewed aerial vehicles, such as autonomous drones capable of operating in support of crewed aircraft. Australia has taken the first step, developing the Loyal Wingman/Airpower Teaming System with Boeing Australia. Above is an artist's rendition of  four of the drones escorting an airborne early warning aircraft. The first two decades of the 21st century saw the rise of uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) in military operations,...
 

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