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Xwing Receives Military Airworthiness for Autonomous Airplane

by Marco van der Hoeven

Xwing and autonomous flight provider Reliable Robotics have received a military airworthiness approval for their autonomoud Cessna Caravan, as the U.S. military is investing in autonomous flight technology.

AFWERX, the innovation arm of the U.S. Air Force, has given autonomy technology provider Xwing military airworthiness for its self-flying Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. This a Military Flight Release (MFR) allows Xwing to perform cargo missions for the Air Force in unrestricted airspace.

Earlier Xwing operated a successful pilotless cargo flight with the modified Cessna Grand Caravan for USAF personnel. Xwing’s Superpilot system delivered equipment from March Air Reserve Base in Southern California to McClellan Airfield near Sacramento. A safety pilot was on-board during this autonomously operated flight.


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