The U.S. Air Force and Boeing have sent their first unmanned F-16 jet plane into the air — a drone craft test that promises to change the shape of battlefield missions in years to come.
“Now we have a mission-capable, highly sustainable, full-scaled aerial target to take us into the future,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Inman, in Sky News.
The unmanned plane was test-flown by two pilots at a ground control station at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, The New York Post reported.
It was deemed a success.
The drone F-16 performed all of its take-off sequencing, as well as all its simulated maneuvers and flight and landing procedures, the military reported, in a statement to Sky News.
Fascinating stuff... not so sure it's good stuff... but that's based more on gut than anything else.