• Hi Guest! Forum rules have been updated. All users please read here.

Boeing ATS (Airpower Teaming System) unveiled in Avalon Australia 2/27/19

Sundog

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2006
Messages
2,679
Reaction score
120
TomS said:
The article doesn't seem any more official than the other sources that links Bird of Prey to the YF-118G designation. It's been around in unofficial sources for years but I'm not sure where it came from.
Thanks, that's the first I had seen the connection. It would be nice if we could get some confirmation, but I'm sure the USAF can neither confirm nor deny the existence of an YF-118G. ;)
 

GTX

All hail the God of Frustration!!!
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2006
Messages
2,712
Reaction score
77
Website
beyondthesprues.com
Andrew had the support of Boeing on this article and did months of research so I would have confidence in its content.
 

TomS

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2008
Messages
3,355
Reaction score
221
GTX said:
Andrew had the support of Boeing on this article and did months of research so I would have confidence in its content.
I'm sure he did, and the work shows. Boeing have clearly provided a lot of insight into ATS, which is very informative.

My only quibble is whether the one reference to Bird of Prey as YF-118G was in fact checked by Boeing. Possibly they did, but it's probably not "official" confirmation of the designation.
 

Grey Havoc

The path not taken.
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
9,802
Reaction score
562
The Wall Street Journal article that originally broke the story: https://www.wsj.com/articles/australian-military-boeing-join-forces-on-new-loyal-wingman-combat-drone-11551248899
 

flateric

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2006
Messages
8,847
Reaction score
359
Grey Havoc said:
The Wall Street Journal article that originally broke the story: https://www.wsj.com/articles/australian-military-boeing-join-forces-on-new-loyal-wingman-combat-drone-11551248899
I doubt that WSJ 'originally broke the story' because it was ABC who did the first exclusive on Feb.26
 

Mark Nankivil

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2007
Messages
1,560
Reaction score
239
That looks like a Phantom Works R/C Flying Club for the employees! There are turbine powered models at the local club fields as big or bigger than those.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

red admiral

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Joined
Sep 16, 2006
Messages
574
Reaction score
26

coanda

CLEARANCE: Confidential
Joined
Feb 3, 2009
Messages
109
Reaction score
11
There's a comment on the article asking if the 5GAT design is the same as the result of a design project carried out by USAF Academy students in 2018.

Also...stealth?!
 

bring_it_on

I really should change my personal text
Joined
Jul 4, 2013
Messages
2,023
Reaction score
73
No. AIAA has a series of papers covering the design of the 5GAT and the various efforts aimed at it. I think they've been posted here before.
 

red admiral

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Joined
Sep 16, 2006
Messages
574
Reaction score
26
Still bolting aluminium together and bolting composite skins on top?
 
Top