AI & Autonomy

Airbus Sees Big Potential For "Auto’Mate" Technology After Tanker-Drone Test Flights

Demonstrations of an Airbus A310 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) autonomously guiding a drone went “even better than expected” and showed the potential for autonomous air-to-air refueling, according to an Airbus executive involved in directing the trials. Two 6-hour test flights–conducted March 21 and 23–in which an A310 MRTT flying testbed outfitted with the “Auto’Mate” technology…

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