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General Atomics unveils XQ-67A combat drone

12th February 2024 - 12:31 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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The Off-Board Sensing Station (OBSS) is a USAF developmental programme to create a crewed-uncrewed teaming platform. (Photo: GA-ASI)

The development of the XQ-67A was set out to create a platform capable of crewed-uncrewed teaming, with noticeable visual similarities to existing advanced UAS.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has unveiled its new uncrewed combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), the XQ-67A, as part of the US Air Force’s (USAF) Off-Board Sensing Station (OBSS).

Although the platform’s features largely remained secretive, the images released by the manufacturer showed that the drone has a splayed v-tail, a main wing with a low sweep, a retractable tricycle landing gear and a top-mounted dorsal engine intake. Visually, the drone resembles the Avenger, MQ-25 Stingray tanker and the XQ-58 Valkyrie.

“Without getting into specifics…we are stepping through that programme methodically and working closely with our government partners

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Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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