HOUSTON -– Video released by Boeing shows some of the company's latest experiments: remote control F-16s (not the toy kind).
The company says it pulled several military fighters out of retirement to fit them with remote control technology.
A pilot with the controller on the ground was able to simulate maneuvers, reach supersonic speeds, and return for a safe landing. All of the tests were completed over the Gulf, Boeing says.
Next up they’ll actually try to fire weapons using these remote control aircraft.
The company claims the jets are being geared for target training.