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It's 43 after the hour Boeing announced this week that it's.
First test flight to be an F sixteen fighting falcon fighter jet modified with unmanned control technology.
We're kind of a deal a drone type technology was a success the queue up.
Sixteen program takes retired F sixteen jets.
And turn them into drones to work as a next level aerial target and fighter jet pilot training.
Allison Barrie is here she's the defense specialist and were against Carlos Fox News dot -- -- gonna find more what.
Allison is gonna enlighten us with right now hey Allison take -- away tells all about what's happening.
Hey yeah you.
Give it great that -- there just expand a little bit this is big big big -- act -- context this is taking drugs to a whole new level so.
People are from -- with the concept of drones they've been he's in a lot of recent operations authorized by President Obama.
This is a fighter jet that sticking drone technology.
And take -- that next levels this is moving us closer towards having.
Fighter jet squadrons.
That could operate kind of like robots so this is an entirely different level of capability.
Very cool stuff as you mentioned -- this is the first so this is the first time they've taken the F sixteen and tested it successfully.
I understood that pre testing was great.
But this is a really important landmark because what they did.
I fellas take it from the foot from an air force base in Florida -- -- the Gulf of Mexico and back.
They did a lot of really love that -- reading about Arizona.
At that it would.
Working their little.
The tools the buttons and stuff.
Yes -- -- the same kind of contact his ground control station this time there's there's that -- about a program that this is out of Florida as well.
-- -- two pilots remotely controlling it that the plane itself was able to take off and land by itself entirely under the leaves and the -- It is totally -- really spectacular because.
You know when you think about the drones that we the year we've committed to know in in their smaller but -- -- sixteen.
To think that that's gonna -- here veto it by remote control.
Yeah it's it's entirely different generation and that they'll be doing is replacing the fans so much and -- -- -- with our -- that.
For people -- that was serve an iconic plane that flown mostly during the Vietnam at people kind of associated with that.
-- -- -- you see they were using those as they converted them to drones they are flying them is aerial target so.
Yeah I did hear it ever has probably seen top -- -- you know how this -- scenes where they're up there and has served practicing maneuvers and -- reactions in targeting and stuff.
You know what you want -- they'll do it obviously not put it our our pilots in danger so if you can fly as similar capability that they might.
Experience thing out there and relay very real combat.
That's ideal you know so if you have F -- -- very popular plane.
They've been purchased by a lot of countries that are probably not -- best friends list -- up.
So if we can put those up in the air and give our pilots a chance to work against them -- experience sort of reaction reacting to -- against the capabilities of a plane might genuinely.
Experience up there.
All the better I'm I'm a huge fan of this program in that respect.
But it's -- worth noting of course there's been some concerns there's been reservations.
About automating these fighter get him to be -- that robot kind of capability.
People are concerned about targeting will this mean that down the pipeline will this -- technology used to eternity -- -- new trends are right now our standard drones.
-- -- committee is taking it's that next level with the fighter jets.
-- -- A winner let everybody know that if they -- -- read down more in this great reporting just filed there's more -- foxnews.com.
House and always has the good stuff Allison Barrie -- -- thank you so much.
Think -- I just thought data though they've got some really fantastic -- roll.
Man's F sixteens.
-- people love it the view from the cockpit during live exercises they can find that on the dot com and also from the -- new robot version as well so you blank check that we got some really great but it can't recommend it very cool we'll we'll do that foxnews.com.
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