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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…

Navy tests manned-unmanned teaming technology with Super Hornets, drones

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The Navy and its industry partners recently conduct several flight tests that demonstrated the ability of manned F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets to team with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs), the service announced Friday. The Pentagon views manned-unmanned teaming between piloted planes and autonomous drones — also known as robotic wingmen — as a key component of future warfare, and the Navy is trying to put the technology through its paces.…