An Australian-designed military drone that uses artificial intelligence to target enemies has conducted its first secretive test flight at Woomera.
- The Loyal Wingman was developed by Boeing alongside the RAAF
- The uncrewed plane is about the same size as a traditional jet fighter and is designed for dangerous missions
- The RAAF plans to buy three of the drones
The Loyal Wingman was developed by US manufacturer Boeing in conjunction with the Defence Department and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), which wants to send the system into battle alongside traditional crewed aircraft such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The drone is roughly the size of a traditional jet fighter and has a range of 3,700 kilometres.
Its primary purpose is…