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+ - World's Largest Remote Control Plane

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Matthew Sparkes
Matthew Sparkes writes "A passenger plane full of journalists was controlled from a fighter plane flying alongside. It was a demonstration of a system whereby fighter pilots will be able to control entire squadrons of uncrewed combat aircraft as well as their own plane. The pilot of a modified Tornado fighter plane assumed remote control of a BAC 1-11 airliner, and was also in control of three simulated Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles. The controlling software assigns an agent to look after each UCAV or UAV and automatically draws up flight based on simple inputs from the pilot such as attack or refuel."

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