The Loyal Wingman project has really taken off with its first ever flight!
Ararat, Vic, March 3rd 2021 – Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have successfully completed the first test flight of the Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft. AME Systems is one of the 35+ Australian industry teams to have been partnered with Boeing on this project. AME Systems specialists have been hard at work providing highly complex electrical wiring systems and onsite support, component selection and design assistance for the Loyal Wingman.
The flight of the first military aircraft flew under the supervision of a Boeing test pilot monitoring the aircraft from a ground control station at the Woomera Range Complex. This smart, uncrewed aircraft works as part of a human-machine team to protect other piloted aircraft.
“The program has helped to directly sustain and create many new jobs in regional Victoria. Our team has combined their skills to complete some fantastic work during this project and I couldn’t be more pleased of what they have achieved. We are honoured to have been working alongside Boeing Australia since 2018,” said Nick Carthew, AME Systems Managing Director.
AME Systems is proud to be a key supplier for Boeing helping deliver the first Australian built military aircraft in 50+ years. The Loyal Wingman project has been designed, developed and manufactured in Australia delivering the first unmanned prototype for the Royal Australian Air Force.
“The unique Wingman design provides an excellent opportunity for our people to further up-skill across our business on complex components, processes and assemblies. This is the future of aviation and we are proud to be involved.”
AME Systems specialise in the design and manufacture of customised electrical wiring system solutions for a range of industries including aerospace, defence, rail, transport, agriculture, mining, medical and special purpose vehicles. As leaders in our industry, AME Systems continue to invest in the latest technology and staff capability to offer the best electrical harness design and manufacturing services. AME Systems has more than 20 years’ experience in the defence and aerospace industries providing customised products manufactured to stringent military specifications.
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