The airline has unveiled a new, unilateral drone that uses AI to fly along with pilot aircraft, which act as a "loyal wing man" for military operations.
Designed by Boeing Australia with investment from Australia's Defense Department, Boeing Airpower Teaming System (ATS) is the first unilateral aircraft developed by Boeing outside the United States. Measures 38 feet long (11.7 meters), it can fly without a pilot for more than 2000 nautical miles – either solo or with other military aircraft.
Boeing invests heavily in the future for unilateral aviation and autonomous systems, engineering unmanned cars for everything fromto and [futuristic air taxis] which could provide the basis for travel in tomorrow's cities .
While Boeing has only revealed a model of its new Airpower Teaming System, the company says the ultimate ATS feature should include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and electronic warfare sensors, as well as artificial intelligence capabilities to keep it safe. from other aircraft.
ATS is expected to take its first flight by 2020.