ROBOpilot mishap leaves fate of future testing uncertain

By Sara Sirota  
September 3, 2019 at 4:05 PM
An investigation into a mishap last month will determine whether the Air Force Research Lab will continue with planned testing of the Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion program -- a system that transitions a general aircraft into an autonomous, unmanned aerial vehicle. The service announced Aug. 23 that it was conducting a study of the incident at Michael Army Airfield, UT, which left the robotic pilot system damaged. AFRL spokesman Bryan Ripple told Inside Defense today that the study is still...

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