An Australian-designed australienne military drone that uses artificial intelligence to target enemies has been unveiled to the general public by Boeing. Called Loyal Wingman, it is supposed to carry out the pilot’s commands of another fighter, operating independently.
U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing has unveiled the first combat drone with artificial intelligence for the Australian Air Force, the company’s Australian division announced in a statement on May 4.
“The Australian industrial group, led by Boeing, introduced the first Loyal Wingman drone for the Royal Australian Air Force, which is a historic event for the company and the Commonwealth,” reads the company’s website.
The peculiarity of this new model is that it will be used as a fire support aircraft, operating in semi-autonomous The Loyal Wingman is supposed to execute the pilot’s commands of another fighter while operating independently.
The company added that it was planned to create three prototypes.
In addition, ground testing of the first of them will begin soon and test flights will take place by the end of the year.