UAS dubbed "Loyal Wingman" gets first high-speed taxi test by Boeing, Royal Australian air force - NewsDecember 22, 2020
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) report completion of the first high-speed taxi test of its Loyal Wingman unmanned aerial system (UAS) in preparation for its first flight; Boeing says that the company's test personnel monitored the uncrewed aircraft’s performance and instrumentation from a ground-control station to verify the functionality while the vehicle reached accelerated speeds.
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona. Boeing, in partnership with the U.S. Army, AdaCore, CoreAVI, Presagis, and Real-Time Innovations (RTI), will demonstrate an integrated Future airborne Capability Environment (FACE) commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution stack covering cockpit displays, graphics systems and data transport connectivity. This stack enables high mission capability using the world’s latest and most advanced avionics technologies designed to accelerate RTCA DO-178C DAL A safety certification and FACE conformance. The webcast, "Accelerating Avionics Design & Testing through FACE Conformance: An Integrated Model by Boeing, U.S. Army & Aerospace Leaders," will cover the stack and take place December 10, 2020, at 2 pm est. The presenters are Marc Moody, Technical Fellow, Boeing; Christopher Edwards, Systems Engineering Lead, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM); Chip Downing, Senior Market Development Director, Aerospace & Defense, RTI; Dr. Benjamin Brosgol, Senior Technical Staff, AdaCore; Michael Pyne, Director, Strategic Accounts & Solutions Architect, CoreAVI; and Matt Jackson, Technical Product Manager, PRESAGIS.
ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded contracts to five entities to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms enabling teams of manned and unmanned combat aircraft to conduct aerial dogfighting autonomously.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) and Boeing announced they are partnering to jointly pursue opportunities for a 100 kW-class scalable to 250 kW-class High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon system to support a variety of air and missile defense applications.
CHICAGO, Ill. The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a milestone for the aircraft that’s expected to make its first flight this year.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., has been selected by Boeing to provide its NAV-4500 navigation receivers for the T-7A Red Hawk, the U.S. Air Force’s new advanced pilot training system in development by both Boeing and Saab.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Boeing and the U.S. Space Force completed the first major engineering design review for the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS)-11+ communications satellite. This review demonstrates that Boeing is ready to proceed to the final system design phase. Production will begin next year at Boeing’s El Segundo factory, with delivery scheduled for 2024.