Boeing to Conduct Integration, Testing of Australian Air Force’s ‘Loyal Wingman’ Drone


Boeing to Conduct Integration, Testing of Australian Air Force's 'Loyal Wingman' Drone - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing has achieved two milestones for the Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft that the company is developing for the Australian government.

Boeing said Thursday it reached the “weight on wheels“ and “aircraft power on“ development milestones after concluding assembly activities for the drone's fuselage earlier this year.

As part of the Australian air force's Advanced Development Program, Boeing will proceed with systems installation, integration and testing activities for Loyal Wingman ahead of its first flight slated for late 2020.

Shane Arnott, program director for Boeing’s airpower teaming system segment, said the recent milestones build on the “strong contributions“ from the company's industry team.

In addition to the Australian air force, Boeing partnered with Ruag and BAE Systems' respective Australian arms as well as AME Systems and Ferra Engineering for the project.

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