Inside the Air Force - October 13, 2017

AFRL plans manned-unmanned teaming demo for late 2018

October 12, 2017 |
Rachel Karas
The Air Force Research Laboratory plans to launch a series of 16 flight tests pairing manned and unmanned aircraft in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, the first step to actualize ideas offered through a broad autonomy research effort. "AFRL will be conducting a series of flight tests to demonstrate the maturity and potential benefits of manned-unmanned teaming," according to a Sept. 27 announcement posted on Federal Business Opportunities. "The first demonstration will mature and integrate autonomous technologies for...

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