Massive Jet-Fighter Drone Controlled By Tablet Could Soon Join U.S. Air Force

A fighter jet-sized drone built by Boeing could be a “fit” for the United States Air Force, according to Reuters, with the USAF reportedly in talks with the defense contractor about the aircrafts since mid-2022.

The Boeing MQ-28 is an “uncrewed aircraft using artificial intelligence” that is “designed to work as a smart team with existing military aircraft to complement and extend airborne missions.”

Boeing is looking to sell the drones, developed in Australia, to the USAF to be part of “collaborative combat aircraft” missions, otherwise known as “manned-unmanned teaming,” where fighter pilots control drones alongside their jets.