Industry eagerly eyes upcoming USAF combat drone programs

By Briana Reilly / January 10, 2022 at 1:55 PM
Companies involved in the Air Force's autonomous aircraft teaming endeavor are welcoming efforts to include two classified drone programs involving bombers and fighters in the upcoming budget request, with one industry official saying the move reflects the service's acknowledgment that it now has the tools "ready to start answering these needs." Officials from Boeing, General Atomics and Kratos -- companies that in December 2020 won 24-month experimentation contracts tied to the service’s Skyborg program -- each lauded the Air Force’s...

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