The new model of the unmanned aircraft was named Boeing Airpower Teaming System. Its length is 11.6 m, and its maximum flight range is 3704 km. First the launch should take place in 2020. The most important a feature is the absence of a living pilot, which will allow the fighter to perform tasks that a person would not be able to cope with.
The Coming Age of the Unmanned Fighter Jet
The airline did not disclose the technical details of the new product and did not report its maximum speed..
However, the drone could potentially fly higher and faster than machines limited by human physiology. A Boeing spokesman said the fighter’s main advantage will be that it can be used in high-risk operations..
The US Air Force is already in talks with the company on the supply of aircraft with autonomous control systems. Although the aircraft manufacturer says that the project under development is a flexible solution that can be equipped with various useful modules, sensors and equipment depending on the needs of any customer..
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text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Boeing