New LongShot strike UAV from General Atomics
🇺🇸 New render of the LongShot strike UAV from General Atomics
The American company General Atomics, the manufacturer of the MQ-9 Reaper drone, has unveiled a concept for a jet drone that will be able to conduct aerial combat using guided missile weapons.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) is pioneering its own 3D render of an air-to-air combat drone, which it is developing as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) LongShot program.
LongShot is a promising direction for the creation of unmanned aerial vehicles that will be launched directly from combat aircraft in the air and will be able to hit enemy aircraft at long distances with their own weapons.
Presented in an article on the GA-ASI website about small unmanned aircraft systems, the appearance of the UAV is outwardly different from the previously presented render from DARPA and Northrop Grumman (Figures 2 and 3).