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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby Ron5 » 04 Sep 2020, 19:04

SW1 wrote:Personally I would like to see us getting involved with the Northrop Grumman Offering.


Why is that? I am curious.

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby Ron5 » 15 Sep 2020, 15:07

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Boeing Australia conducts engine start for Airpower Teaming System
By Greg Waldron14 September 2020, FlightGlobal

Boeing Australia has conducted the first engine run for its developmental Airpower Teaming System (ATS) unmanned ‘loyal wingman’ aircraft.

The work is part of ground testing pending preparations of the unmanned system’s first flight, says the company.

Boeing has yet to reveal the specific engine that powers the ATS vehicle, referring to it only as a “commercial turbofan engine”.

“This engine run gets us closer toward flying the first aircraft later this year and was successful thanks to the collaboration and dedication of our team,” says Shane Arnott, ATS programme director.

“We’ve been able to select a very light, off-the-shelf jet engine for the unmanned system as a result of the advanced manufacturing technologies applied to the aircraft.”

The ATS is being developed in partnership with the Australian government. Though initially designed with the Royal Australian Air Force in mind, Boeing describes ATS as an “artificial intelligence [AI]-powered teaming aircraft developed for the global defence market”.

The main surprise of the 2019 Avalon Airshow near Melbourne was Boeing’s public launch of the ATS project.

In addition to building the ATS vehicle, Boeing Australia has conducted extensive experimentation work locally that incorporates AI into small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).

On 9 September, it announced that it had conducted successful experiments in which UAVs equipped with AI have been able to detect and act upon simulated targets.

Earlier work involved flight tests where three unmanned aircraft performed missions autonomously. This focused on testing mission system software for high performance unmanned jets.


From Janes article about the same event...

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby serge750 » 15 Sep 2020, 17:12

Looks good, would be interesting to see a aircraft next to it for a size comparison,

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby bobp » 15 Sep 2020, 21:14

Quite impressive so far. Not hearing much about Bae involvement, and we know that they are working on it with information being fed back to the UK.

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby SW1 » 15 Sep 2020, 21:26

There’s more than Boeing doing the rounds


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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby Ron5 » 15 Sep 2020, 21:49

SW1 wrote:There’s more than Boeing doing the rounds



Yeah but the Aussie Boeing will be flying by the end of the year and they'll be cheap enough even the FAA can afford a few :D :D

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby bobp » 15 Sep 2020, 21:53

Engine run turn up your sound...



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