Loyal Wingman

5GAT aerial target drone crashes on maiden flight

The first prototype of 5GAT, a 5th generation aerial target drone, crashed during its first flight on October 23, 2020, a report reveals....


Loyal Wingman completes autonomous high-speed taxi test

The Loyal Wingman completed the first high-speed taxi test at a remote testing location in Australia....


XQ-58A Valkyrie maiden sortie with F-22 and F-35

For the first time, a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, an F-35A Lightning II, and an XQ-58A Valkyrie experimental combat drone flew in formation....


Boeing completes autonomous teaming flights in Australia

Boeing completed flight tests with five AI-controlled jets operating in formation at the new Queensland Flight Test Range in Cloncurry, Australia....


Boeing Loyal Wingman taxies autonomously for the first time

For the first time, Loyal Wingman, the unmanned combat aircraft developed by Boeing for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), rolled out under its own power. It sets a new milestone for the drone which is expected to take to the skies by the end of 2020....


Skyborg dozen: 13 companies developing US drone fighter jet

In the closing days of September 2020, the Skyborg Vanguard program completed its second phase of awards and now includes 13 companies competing for a design of the loyal wingman – a drone that will accompany U.S. fighter jets into battle....


Closer look at Grom, the Russian loyal wingman

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become a prominent part of large military expos in recent years. Russian Army-2020, which took place at the end of August 2020, was not an exception. One of many mockups presented there was introduced as the “loyal wingman”: a development, closely resembling the latest projects by some American, European and Oceanian companies. Let’s take a closer look at it....


Loyal wingmen: the cyberpunk future of aerial warfare

A swarm of small, fast, cockpitless fighter jets are flying in a tight circle around an F-22 Raptor, reacting to its every move, waiting for a command. They will scout ahead, attack or sacrifice themselves if needed, relying on their superhuman reaction time and precision to execute manoeuvres that human pilots would never manage to do. This is the way many nations envision the air combat of the future. But why?...


Secretive Boeing Loyal Wingman prepares for taxi trials

The first prototype of the stealth unmanned aerial vehicle known as the Loyal Wingman,  developed by Boeing Defence Australia, was spotted on a runway for the first time....


Boeing showcases first Loyal Wingman prototype [Video]

Boeing presented to the Royal Australian Air Force the first prototype of unmanned fighter aircraft developed in the country and designed to fly in combat formation alongside manned fighter jets. ...