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Boeing remade fighter F-16 UAV
Flying fighter F-16 U.S. Air Force base at Tyndall in Florida – in the order of things. But this week, one of the fighters roared away into the sky without a pilot. The test flight on a decommissioned F-16, a converted aircraft manufacturing concern Boeing in the unmanned aerial vehicle, the British newspaper Daily Mail.
Fighter, revived under the name of QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target (QF-16s), is designed to train future American pilots in conditions as close to reality.
Fighter remotely operated two U.S. test pilot. Climbing up into the sky, QF-16s made several maneuvers at supersonic speed, and then successfully landed on the base.
Unusual to see a plane without a pilot. Nevertheless, it was a great flight in all respects – says the U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Inman.
Before the QF-16 fighter jet in service with the U.S. Air Force was a QF-4 – upgraded F-4 Phantom.
The next test unmanned QF-16s will be held at the air base Golloman in New Mexico. Military plans to test airborne weapons. To date, Boeing has converted into BLP six QF-16.
Other drones are helping NASA to study hurricanes .
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