The prototype Boeing Airpower Teaming System prepares for its first engine test on September 3, 2020.
The Airpower Teaming System (ATS) in Australia, recently renamed the MQ-28 Ghost Bat. At 38ft 5in in length, the platform has a range in excess of 3,700km. The first full-size mock-up was unveiled at the Avalon Air Show in 2019
The first prototype Loyal Wingman taxiing under its own power on October 18, 2020 during testing prior to its maiden flight
Loyal Wingman drones will be produced in Queensland
The first test flight of the prototype MQ-28 Ghost Bat occurred at RAAF Base Woomera, Australia, on February 27,2021. A second set of tests was completed in November 2021, including the first flight of the second prototype aircraft
The first of three prototype Boeing Defence Australia/Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airpower Teaming System Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft, PRV-001, during its maiden flight on February 27, 2021 from RAAF Base Woomera, South Australia
Boeing announced that the first major structural assembly for its ATS was completed on February 9, 2020.
1 марта 2021г. в Австралии на полигоне Вумера состоялся первый полет беспилотного аппарата Loyal Wingman, созданного по концепции «верный ведомый» региональным подразделением Boeing Australia.
The mock-up for Boeing's ATS was unveiled at the Avalon International Airshow 2019 under Plan Jericho.
According to Boeing the Loyal Wingman air vehicle measures 38ft in length. Scaling this shot, the depth of the fuselage appears to be in the order of 6 to 7ft and the vertical stabilisers a little closer to 8ft when measured from the fuselage underside.
As modern unmanned air vehicle designs go, Boeing’s Loyal Wingman has an unusual, but graceful form featuring typical low-observability characteristics; an angular fuselage cross section, narrow air inlets, and cantered vertical stabilisers.
5 мая 2020г. в Сиднее региональное подразделение Boeing Australia представило первый опытный образец перспективного БПЛА Loyal Wingman, который послужит основой для системы ATS (Airpower Teaming System), разрабатываемой Boeing для мирового рынка вооружений.
The Boeing Airpower Teaming System's initial flight is planned for later this year.
An artist’s impression of Boeing's ATS in flight, showing off its stealth fighter-like characteristics.
Loyal wingmen are not just made to assist with fighter aircraft. This rendering shows Boeing's ATS in formation with RAAF E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft.
Working together - A flight of Boeing's ATS UCAVs alongside an F/A-18F Super Hornet.
Boeing's Airpower Teaming System (ATS) - a look into the future.