Anduril and General Atomics Win USAF Collaborative Combat Aircraft (Loyal Wingman) Contract

The United States Air Force has announced that Anduril and General Atomics have been awarded the Collaborative Combat Aircraft program contract, paving the way for further development of autonomous unmanned loyal wingmen for sixth-generation fighter and bomber aircraft.

According to Air and Space Forces Magazine, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall forecasts that the service will buy at least 1,000 units and potentially up to 2,000 units, which at $30 million a piece would make this a $30-60 billion program.