Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced the completion of the first suite of autonomous synchronised unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight tests in Australia, the company said.
The flight tests use new on-board autonomous command and control technology developed by Boeing in Australia.
Conducted at a regional Queensland airfield, the test flights saw five UAV test beds equipped with Boeing´s new on-board system safely complete in-air programmed missions as a team without input from a human pilot.
The milestone comes six months after establishing the company´s largest international autonomous systems development program in Queensland.
Boeing is a leader in manned and unmanned technology innovation and integration from sea to air to space.