How will an unmanned combat aircraft interact with the manned lead aircraft in a strike package that combines piloted and autonomous aircraft? How will the unmanned aircraft understand the formation leader’s intentions? What happens if they lose communication links at a critical moment in the mission? How can unmanned and manned team without overloading the lead pilot? These are some of the questions Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works is trying to answer through manned/unmanned ...

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