Mark Ayton spoke with members of Textron’s test team about the recent manned-unmanned teaming flight demonstration
MANNED-UNMANNED TEAMING TECHNOLOGY
There is nothing new about operating UAVs. It’s been done the world over for decades. Air vehicle manufacturers continue to develop ever greater capabilities and operators similarly employ their air vehicles in ever more challenging roles, environments and with ever longer mission endurance. In all but a few flights, the UAV has until now been under the control of a land-based or seabased operator. No longer is that the case.