USAF Sees '100 Roles' for Its Robot Wingmen—and Firms Are Lining Up to Make Them


There is a “heavy focus” on non-traditional companies in the competition for the Air Force’s “collaborative combat aircraft” program, said Andrew Hunter, the service’s acquisition chief. Some defense primes will be competing as well, he added, to build drones that the service plans to fly alongside its manned fighters. Audrey Decker, Staff Writer for Defense One, covered the May 18, 2023 Fireside Chat with Andrew Hunter

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