The aircraft uses artificial intelligence to extend capabilities, and it’s the first to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia in 50 years. The UAV was engineered using a digital twin to model its structures, systems and full lifecycle requirements and manufactured with the largest resin-infused single composite piece1.
It was recently announced that Queensland would be the final home for the production of the Loyal Wingman, with the creation of a new aerospace facility that will provide critical skills for suppliers, academia and Boeing2. This is a significant step for Queensland’s post-COVID recovery phase, with manufacturing billed as a key channel to economic upturn. The production element of the UAV will create more high-skilled jobs, opportunities for local suppliers and a strengthening tie between the state and defence.
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