21 August 2019

6 new capabilities powering the unmanned revolution


In July 2018, a remotely piloted aircraft – the MQ-9B SkyGuardian – flew from the United States to the United Kingdom, landing after a 24-hour trans-Atlantic flight using the same routes as manned aircraft. It was a first in the world of medium-altitude, long-endurance RPA. But it also foreshadows how ongoing and future MALE RPA concepts of operations will evolve. The unmanned aircraft revolution is inexorably underway thanks to six new capabilities. - SATCOM auto-land. MQ-9B demonstrates that [...]