US autonomous cargo aircraft developer Xwing has announced on Linkedin it has won a contract with the United States Air Force to advance autonomous flight.
“As part of this collaborative project, Xwing will work directly with the Air Force and other military stakeholders to determine the most relevant use cases for our technology and autonomous flight operations,” said the company. “We’ll conduct test flights that include a fusion of flight control systems, auto takeoff/landing, Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) systems, auto braking, auto taxi, and remote operations software to enable autonomous operations on the existing Cessna 208B platform.
The company flies Cessna Caravans on regular cargo missions while researching autonomous flights, aiming to certify is “Superpilot”autonomous flight control system.
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