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25 septembre 2013 3 25 /09 /septembre /2013 07:20
Boeing QF-16 Aerial Target Completes 1st Pilotless Flight

Sep 24, 2013 ASDNews Source : The Boeing Company


    Provides next generation of combat training for US Air Force


Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Air Force have completed the first unmanned QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target flight, demonstrating the next generation of combat training and testing.


Two U.S. Air Force test pilots in a ground control station remotely flew the QF-16, which is a retired F-16 jet modified to be an aerial target. The QF-16 mission profile included auto takeoff, a series of simulated maneuvers, supersonic flight, and an auto land, all without a pilot in the cockpit.


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