More fighter aircraft and naval vessels are in the offing for Greece as part of its 2020-2025 procurement programme – but the latter is a more complex issue than the former.
Experts expect ‘crawl, walk, run,’ process to make Skyborg a success
Despite low cost, attritable UAV projects still yet to prove themselves in operational settings and questions remaining about their utility against high-end threats or overcoming deployment challenges, defence analysts are highly confident current developments will lead to a new era of loyal wingmen adding considerable capability to fighter jet fleets.
The USAF has already partnered with a host of industry partners on the Skyborg autonomous UAV programme that seeks a fighter-like platform equipped to iteratively field AI systems and set to take on future operations in A2/AD environments.
‘The concept will work, unquestionably,’ Mark Gunzinger, director of future concepts and …
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