Industry is being asked for recommendations on how to demonstrate the U.S. Air Force’s Loyal Wingman concept for manned/unmanned teaming of fighters, and which aircraft to use for tests. Speaking on March 30, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said the Air Force’s concept is to pair the manned F-35 with an unmanned F-16. But on March 18, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) released a request for information (RFI) seeking industry input of which test assets to use. The ...

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