Australia Acquires First AI-Augmented Drone that will Support Manned Military Flights

According to CNN WORLD, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison noted the drones will protect combat aircraft like F-35 stealth fighters in the future, and drone production will also help in the fight against the coronavirus.

"We are proud to take this significant step forward with the Royal Australian Air Force and show the potential for smart unmanned teaming to serve as a force multiplier," said Kristin Robertson, vice president and general manager of Autonomous Systems for Boeing Defense, Space and Security. "We look forward to getting the aircraft into flight testing and proving out the unmanned teaming concept." Boeing and RAAF said the drone is expected to fly for the first time later in 2020. Photo courtesy of CNN WORLD and BOEING.