Air Force flew XQ-67A combat sensing drone for first time

By Vanessa Montalbano / March 1, 2024 at 12:01 PM
The Air Force Research Laboratory on Wednesday flew General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' XQ-67A autonomous sensing aircraft for the first time, paving the way for "other aircraft 'species' to be rapidly replicated," the service said in a news release . The news comes after General Atomics released images of the highly secretive XQ-67A Off-Board Sensing Station in early February. Much of the OBSS program remains classified, but early reports from the company suggest that the AI-driven platform will be outfitted with...

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