AUSTRALIA’s MINISTER for Defence, Peter Dutton, announced on March 20 during a ceremony at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley, Queensland, that the Australian-built Boeing Air Power Teaming System/Loyal Wingman uncrewed combat air vehicle has been officially designated the MQ-28A Ghost Bat. Dutton also said that it had successfully completed its three test flight series.
Boeing Australia has announced the expansion to the flight-test programme of Boeing’s Airpower Teaming System, known as the Loyal Wingman, following the completion of two separate flight missions at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Woomera range in South Australia
During the sixth flight test of the Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie, the US Air Force Research Laboratory successfully completed the first payload release from the UCAV’s internal weapons bay
In partnership with the RAAF, Boeing Australia successfully completed the first flight of its Airpower Teaming System UAV on February 27, just days before the nation’s government announced it will co-develop three more aircraft
Northern Ireland-based Spirit AeroSystems has been awarded a £30m contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to design and manufacture a prototype for the Royal Air Force’s Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA) programme
Boeing revealed on December 21 that its Airpower Teaming System unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first high-speed taxi test in preparation for the platform’s first flight in early 2021
Boeing Australia has recently passed two more milestones in its development of the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).