Loyal Wingman

Avenger drone flies autonomously in second Skyborg test

USAF has completed the second test of the Skyborg autonomy core system (ACS), this time with the General Atomics MQ-20 Avenger drone. The test flight had a duration of two and a half hours and, according to a press release of USAF Research laboratory, was a complete success. Right after takeoff, the human controller transferred the command of the aircraft to the autonomy core, which performed a series of behaviors including responding to navigati...


Brazilian Air Force and Embraer to study loyal wingman concept

Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force signed a memorandum of understanding to conjointly study the development of an unmanned aircraft system....


Russia to develop loyal wingmen for loyal wingmen

Russian loyal wingman drone Grom will be armed with a swarm of smaller Molniya drones, Kronshtadt announced....


Maiden flight of Boeing's Loyal Wingman drone | Video

The Loyal Wingman drone developed by Boeing for the Royal Australian Air Force made its maiden flight....


Loyal wingmen: the cyberpunk future of aerial warfare

“Loyal wingman” is a trending buzzword in the world of military aviation. But what exactly is it?...


What do we know about CATS, India’s new fighter jet drone program?

HAL CATS, announced at Aero India 2021, looks like yet another loyal wingman project derivative of Western examples. But it may be something more....


UK selects loyal wingman drone for RAF

Spirit AeroSystems was selected to develop and manufacture a prototype of the UK's loyal wingman drone....


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....