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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 9:06 p.m. PST

…Fighter Jets.

"* Two classes of drone designed to be airborne wingmen have been unveiled
* Unpiloted drones use artificial intelligence to copy the movements of planes
* Experts claim the speed of the drones lets them to fly in tandem with F-16 jets
* Drones are still in testing phase but could be used as a first line of air defence

The Pentagon may soon unleash an army of robotic drones that are fast and smart enough to fly alongside fighter planes.

Two classes of drone designed to act as airborne wingmen in aerial missions have been unveiled by a Pentagon-backed startup in the Silicon Valley.

Though still in the testing phase, the drones could one day be used to protect human life by absorbing the first wave of an aerial attack…"


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