Boeing And The U.S. Navy Turn Growler Jets Into Remote-Controlled Drones As ‘Force Multiplier’
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February 5, 2020 - by ALAN BOYLE for geekwire.com
The era of remote-controlled combat jets has come a little closer in the wake of a demonstration staged by Boeing and the Navy to fly two autonomously controlled EA-18G Growlers as uncrewed air systems.
Boeing said 21 demonstration missions were conducted during four flights from Maryland's Naval Air Station Patuxent River.
A third Growler served as a mission controller for the other two — which had "safety pilots" in their cockpits to do takeoffs and landings, and make sure the planes didn't go awry in autonomous mode...
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