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US AIR FORCE SENDS ROBOTIC F-16s INTO MOCK COMBAT
THE US AIR Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated a mixed formation of manned and unmanned F-16s in a simulated combat environment. The Have Raider demonstration at Edwards Air Force Base in California included two phases, Lockheed Martin announced on April 10. The first phase, Have Raider I, focused on formation flying. Have Raider II sent the pilotless F-16 on a mock bombing run through ‘dynamic’ enemy defenses.