Boeing Australia completes first taxi test of ‘Loyal Wingman'
- Boeing Australia has for the first time conducted a taxi test of the ‘Loyal Wingman’ UAV it is developing in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ahead of the platform’s first flight, which is slated for later this year
- Reaching a maximum speed of 14 kt (approximately 26 km/h) on the ground, the aircraft “demonstrated several activities while maneuvering and stopping on command”, said Boeing in a 22 October statement
- “The low-speed taxi enabled us to verify the function and integration of the aircraft systems, including steering, braking, and engine controls, with the aircraft in motion,” Paul Ryder, Boeing Australia Flight Test manager, was quoted as saying
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