We have seen the future of fighter jets, and they feature autonomous technology. This aircraft does not require a human pilot, can fly for extended periods, withstand higher g-force and process more data. “The Boeing Airpower Teaming System will provide a disruptive advantage for allied forces’ manned / unmanned missions. With its ability to reconfigure quickly and perform different types of missions in tandem with other aircraft, our newest addition to Boeing’s portfolio will truly be a force multiplier as it protects and projects air power,” said Kristin Robertson, vice president and general manager of Boeing Autonomous Systems.
“Boeing has not revealed the costs involved in the project, but claims the jets will cost a ‘fraction’ of a manned fighter. It plans on selling the aircraft to customers around the world, modifying it as requested. The US military will no doubt be interested, given its own work with autonomous combat jets – in 2017 it revealed a similar craft that’s designed to act as an unmanned wingman, part of the Loyal Wingman program that aims to have autonomous jets in the sky by 2030,” reports Engadget.