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Lyneham Lad
 
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Article/video/photo on Flight Global.


Boeing Australia plans to unveil its first Airpower Teaming System unmanned air vehicle (UAV) on 5 May, when it presents the aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

The Airpower Teaming System is Boeing’s first attempt to build a loyal wingman, a UAV designed to protect and assist manned fighters. The manufacturer plans to build three examples of the prototype aircraft for Canberra.
Boeing aims to manufacture the Airpower Teaming System as an attritable aircraft – a UAV cheap enough to be lost during combat without breaking the bank.
Surely a contradiction in terms!

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