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Boeing's Autonomous Military Aircraft

Relly Victoria Virgil Petrescu1
  • 1 Bucharest Polytechnic University, Romania


 Boeing will build a self-propelled military aircraft to accompany US combat aircraft during missions. Boeing's autonomous airplane will achieve superior flying performance to those pilots even with the most modern aircraft. If technology advances and becomes more accessible to civilians, why would not this happen in the military domain? US, Russian, Australian and British armies have already been using advanced technology for decades were civilians just dream, these technologies being totally secret and forbidden to the general public and mass media. Boeing, which manufactures commercial and military aircraft, wants to revolutionize the "art of war" and introduce a state-of-the-art, self-propelled aircraft into the battlefield to adapt to a variety of complex military missions. They called it the Boeing Airpower Teaming System because it will team up well with military pilots during reconnaissance missions or even hostility or defensive missions. This autonomous airplane will play the role of additional help designed to significantly reduce the risks to which soldiers are often exposed. The stand-alone aircraft can be sent both on reconnaissance missions and for attack operations (either for defense or for the removal of targets considered terrorist). He will be able to intercept the enemy in good time and to annihilate it. It will be manufactured in Australia and it will have a length of more than 11 meters and Boeing promises autonomy of over 3,700 kilometers (2,000 nautical miles). Obviously, the company will not only produce for Americans or Australians. Any government will be able to purchase the autonomous airplane if it allows it (at least theoretically, because sales of such products are basically also with special political agreements). It is very likely that in the future, we will not even have much need for soldiers if the missions are carried out by autonomous airplanes or robots. Good news, as democracies have come to pay citizens to motivate them to become soldiers.

Journal of Aircraft and Spacecraft Technology
Volume 3 No. 1, 2019, 138-153


Submitted On: 2 March 2019 Published On: 17 June 2019

How to Cite: Virgil Petrescu, R. V. (2019). Boeing's Autonomous Military Aircraft. Journal of Aircraft and Spacecraft Technology, 3(1), 138-153.

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