First prototype of Boeing's Loyal Wingman drone

Boeing Australia has delivered the first of three prototype advanced combat drones to the Royal Australian Air Force. The unmanned aircraft, nicknamed Loyal Wingman, can fly alongside piloted fighters or on solo missions.

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45 Comments

  1. Joseph Kony on March 6, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    What do we know Elon musk was kinda right after all.

  2. Avalon on March 6, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    This technology will not migrate to civilian use to this extent. The construction of nuclear-powered vehicles is also not allowed! Drones will replace the atomic age and will be far more dangerous. Drones will make the use of nuclear weapons easier and ineffective!

  3. Cinnamon-Skateboarding on March 6, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Ngl that drone looks really cool.

  4. 熊晓健 on March 6, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    西部世界几千次实验的那段剧情是真实的,但结果总是失败。活着的研究不出其死亡后回溯自己一生从新创造出死亡与活着感觉没有差异的真实自己。

  5. The Unseen on March 6, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Awesome tech, except for when they say ‘protect’ they mean kill.

  6. William Knowles on March 6, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    20 dollars says they put a missile killing laser on it

  7. Travis Reid on March 6, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    So they’re laser scanning each piece for the ai to both self-simulate and have awereness in virtual/augmented reality; a digital clone, to run probability simulations in real/ultra time for strategic advantage.
    Needs a lotta cloud space and no latency whatsoever; a la (satellite) 5G and its future iterations, and ocean data storage farms.
    A real-time digital clone of you can, (and most likely will) also be simulated in the near future. Smash your smartphone, stop feeding Big Data and ai algorithms.
    (Edit): Too late! Welcome to the future, to the New World!

  8. Cornholio777 on March 6, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    AI = Skynet

  9. David Morris on March 6, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Imagine hundreds of them in attack mode.

  10. Robert Callaghan on March 6, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    They can hide in the radar signature of a passenger liner, and cause another civil aviation disaster!

  11. Brazen Goon on March 6, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    India developed it

  12. Faggio on March 6, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Australia just had it’s first flight today

  13. Mayur borah on March 6, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Aero India shows it as wingman of HAL

  14. คอมเม้นต์ดีเด่น ประจําวัน on March 6, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    อีก 10 เดือนจีนก๊อปเสร็จ หึหึ

  15. pradman81 on March 6, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I bet these are made to look like the drones in the opening of Terminator 2 just in order to scare us.

  16. Jon B Green on March 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Australia needs around 600 of these to protect itself

  17. I'm Good on March 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    w

  18. GiOrgio B on March 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Its only me or it looks like Skynet to be soon ? We cuting the brench we siting on

  19. Tommy Tang on March 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Personalise air travel.

  20. FLORIAN Lightspring on March 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Hm ok I think that drones should protect normal defence rocket carriers around a 500 miles radius. Mayne with jamming and lasers such drone can massively shout down projectiles from our Nato borders. I am for just self survival

  21. Anders Eckstrand on March 6, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Skynet

  22. LastName LastName on March 6, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    My god, can you imagine how much the Chinese are going to pay biden for these?

  23. Machiwi91 1205 on March 6, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Getting some Northrop yf-23 vibes

  24. Skim Beeble on March 6, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    This why I’m voting for the Liberals at the next election.

  25. Uchiha409 on March 6, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    "we are nearing the Dawn of Terminators and its coming closer and closer"

  26. Reje Cted on March 6, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Oh no, Belkans made drones again

  27. Charles Quin on March 6, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Is this Belkan technology???

  28. Jeff Lei on March 6, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    """"loyal""" wingman"?

    *is cruising along*

    Drone
    <<I’ve found my reason to fight>>

    *missile alarms*

  29. ThinkFlite on March 6, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Sounds like something made by Hammer Industries…

  30. music lover on March 6, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Indian HAL wingmen is also Ander development .love from India ❤️

  31. Gene Austin on March 6, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Given the high cost of manufacturing anything in Australia this is a major achievement & a real credit to the Boeing family for keeping costs low & the quality of product higher than ever before.

  32. Fp Pro on March 6, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Did he say 2 million or 10 million apiece?

  33. JohnPhil LEE on March 6, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Loyal wingman will destroy CCP`s PLA Carrier fleets on Pacific. Hooray Aussies~~

  34. Andy Altman on March 6, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    How do you think this tech can influence our everyday air travel?

  35. cobraxspeed on March 6, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Some very very clever folks in the land down under. Did I mention smart.

  36. Random Pheidole minor on March 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    It seems like the X-32 has lost quite some weight in the past few years

  37. Victor's Voice on March 6, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Australia needs this type of technology. With a small airforce, this drone can increase our numbers of aircraft.
    It’s price, adaptability to other uses, such as air-sea rescue, bushfire surveillance, makes it ideal for Australia.

  38. Edward Daniels The Artisan on March 6, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Way too much money. Not practical at the price. Try something like a 3rd or half the price. We’re trying to keep our soldiers alive and win A-war not make people filthy rich. Besides if we lose the war the people don’t get to spend their money anyway.

  39. Porchen Hund on March 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Nice looking drone.

  40. Ross Zografov on March 6, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Guess what? New microwave and other, longer range disabling, is beginning to make these unmanned drones useless, against militaries with these new mainly defensive technologies. Drones will be a waste of time and waste of a lot of money.

  41. Eric Newton on March 6, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    As a force multiplying asset..I would like to see some of these vehicles have the ability to give exact locations of fixed enemy positions for artillery and long range rocket target acquisitions. Giving troops on the ground another advantage..

  42. How Money Works on March 6, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    My guess is that each unit in the fleet will have its own nose for a different purpose. So, one will have extra radars, one will carry extra payload etc.

  43. Buster Morley on March 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    It isn’t the airframe that is significant. It is the AI. If it works out the AI can be retrofitted into virtually any aircraft.

  44. Grant Spork on March 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Good to see Australian innovation building cutting edge aeronautics!

  45. Alex McNite on March 6, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    But remember…..

    *Stick with Trigger you will make it*

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