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'Live, live, die’ — How the Air Force plans to authorize robotic wingmen to attack targets

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The future drones are expected to be more autonomous than today’s drones and operate as part of a team with manned fighter jets and other aircraft.

Pacific Air Forces working through operating concepts for robotic wingmen

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The Air Force plans to field new drones, or “collaborative combat aircraft,” to serve as force multipliers and keep pilots out of harm’s way.

Air Force eyeing potential allied contributions of robotic wingmen

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Chief of Staff Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown sees unmanned collaborative combat aircraft as the wave of the future.

Air Force considering wide range of options to team robotic wingmen with other platforms

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The Air Force plans to field robotic wingmen in the coming years and team them with manned fighter jets. However, it is still pondering a variety of other types of crewed platforms that could be linked with the new uncrewed systems, according to the service’s top officer. Introducing unmanned “collaborative combat aircraft” (CCA) as part of a new family of systems for the Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program is a…

Air Force sees 2 business models for integrating robotic wingmen into combat formations

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The Air Force envisions having robotic wingmen that it can “mix and match” with manned aircraft for combat operations. But to enable that interoperability, the service needs to embrace new hardware and software business models that foster “synchrony and harmonization” among different components of the acquisition community, a senior official said. The Air Force plans to create a “family of systems” for its Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program, which aims…