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USA – These 3 companies will build prototypes for the Air Force’s Skyborg drone (Valerie Insinna, Defense News)

Boeing, General Atomics and Kratos will create prototypes for the Air Force’s Skyborg program and have a mere five months to build the first test vehicles of the autonomous combat drone.

As part of the Skyborg program, the Air Force hopes to build a family of low-cost, attritable drones that can be reused, but are cheap enough that losses in combat can be financially and operationally tolerated. The project is meant to produce a family of uncrewed aerial systems that can move into contested spaces and conduct aerial missions that might be too dangerous for human pilots to perform.

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2020/12/07/these-three-companies-will-build-prototypes-for-the-air-forces-skyborg-drone/