EA-18G Used as a Mission Controller for 2x EA-18G autonomous drones

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Boeing and U.S. Navy Successfully Link Piloted, Unmanned Growlers |
Test show ability of F/A-18 Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler pilots to remotely control fighter and |
attack platforms from the cockpit
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 4, 2020 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy successfully flew two autonomously
controlled EA-18G Growlers at Naval Air Station Patuxent River as unmanned air systems using a third Growler
as a mission controller for the other two.

The flights, conducted during the Navy Warfare Development Command’s annual fleet experiment (FLEX) )
exercises, proved the effectiveness of technology allowing F/A-18 Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers to
perform combat missions with unmanned systems.

“This demonstration allows Boeing and the Navy the opportunity to analyze the data collected and decide where
to make investments in future technologies,” said Tom Brandt, Boeing Manned-UnManned Teaming demonstration |
lead. “It could provide synergy with other U.S. Navy unmanned systems in development across the spectrum and
in other services.” |

Over the course of four flights, 21 demonstration missions were completed. |
“This technology allows the Navy to extend the reach of sensors while keeping manned aircraft out of harm’s way,” |
Brandt said. “It’s a force multiplier that enables a single aircrew to control multiple aircraft without greatly
increasing workload. It has the potential to increase survivability as well as situational awareness.”


The full press release said:

This technology allows the Navy to extend the reach of sensors while keeping manned aircraft out of harm’s way…as well as enabling supervision of junior EF-18 pilots who may indulge in pornographic skywriting with their vapor trails.



So do we use F-35s and remote control the F-15 missile trucks? Or this that too much for one man?

We could remote the F-35s from the F-15 back seat, as unmanned stealth-sensor / data gatherers.

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