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March 06, 2022

General Atomics 'Wingman' Recon Drone Announced

AI-Powered Smart Scout To Serve as High-Speed Fighter Companion

General Atomics has announced its newest addition to its portfolio drones, the Gambit. Described as an "Autonomous Collaborative Platform (ACP)”,  the drone will be a jet-powered, autonomous recon wingman for manned aircraft, working in tandem as a lower cost, low-risk option to send on scouting tasks that would be too dangerous for larger aircraft. Using a blend of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems, the Gambit will "enable pilots to see deeper into hostile airspace, detect threats first, and provide time and space for critical decisions and actions."

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