Boeing accelerates Loyal Wingman aircraft development

Boeing Australia is accelerating development of the Loyal Wingman unmanned aerial vehicle the company is developing in Melbourne and Brisbane for the RAAF. The company has advanced laboratory and prototype development in preparation for first flight of prototypes next year. Boeing has fielded 15 autonomous test bed aircraft to refine autonomous control algorithms, data fusion,…

South Australian companies lead defence industry innovation boost

By Jim Plouffe Defence industry SMEs from South Australia have won more than $8 million in contracts to provide the Australian Defence Force with a capability edge. Of the 15 contracts valued at more than $28 million awarded to Australian small businesses developing cutting-edge defence technologies, four are based in South Australia. Australian Minister for…