1 janvier 2024 | International, Aérospatial

New in 2024: Air Force plans autonomous flight tests for drone wingmen

The Air Force is laying the groundwork for a vast fleet of more than 1,000 autonomous drones that will fly alongside piloted fighters.

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2023/12/30/new-in-2024-air-force-plans-autonomous-flight-tests-for-drone-wingmen/

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