DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINE OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY
ROYAL AIR FORCE EYES WINGMAN DRONES
THE ROYAL AIR Force is considering acquiring wingman drones to accompany manned fighters in combat. Buying inexpensive but highly capable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in large numbers could help the RAF to add ‘volume’ to its over-stretched forces. The RAF in July 2019 announced the Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA), codename ‘Project Mosquito’.