Tom Cruise will be flying high (again) in Top Gun 2 come summer 2020.
Could Top Gun 3 be far behind?
There are no plans yet, but don’t be surprised if the next Maverick or Goose is a drone robot.
This past month, the Air Force Research Laboratory and DZYNE Technologies successfully tested the Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion Program – the aptly named ROBOpilot – at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.
The concept’s pretty simple – ROBOpilot can be installed by removing the pilot’s seat and replacing it with a frame containing an equipment package – actuators, electronics, cameras, power systems and a robotic arm.
“Imagine being able to rapidly and affordably convert a…