Boeing's QF-16 Makes its First Unmanned Flight


Eirug Sion Griffiths
Eirug  Sion Griffiths

Why not arm it and use it to destroy the enemy such as Isis targets,it would stop a pilot loosing his life.

Vor year
Cosmo Killer
Cosmo Killer

Cuz why not.

Vor 2 years
ImplementedIdeas
ImplementedIdeas

dude almost 500,000 views but no likes or dislikes?!?!? WHAT?!?!?!?

Vor 2 years
Gen Sir
Gen Sir

disgusting

Vor 2 years
Warbird Phoenix
Warbird Phoenix

Better focus on being an engineer kids.

Vor 2 years
UnderStructureRepair
UnderStructureRepair

jason Clements ? well, not only do i condemn this useless machine of useless war, but also the actions of mr clements. we dont need these machines and we dont need these sociopaths that drop tons of bombs on innocent people around the globe. i know boeing is having fun, but the rest of us arent. i hope the plane explodes into a thousand pieces. hard telling how many lives it might save

Vor 2 years
MicroLoDgic 44
MicroLoDgic 44

I don't know how to feel about this but wouldn't be expensive to just destroy daily? I want an answer

Vor 2 years
Nohemi Mercado
Nohemi Mercado

CNI mas

Vor 2 years
Thore Martin Morstad
Thore Martin Morstad

Saab racing

Vor 2 years
Ryan Millington
Ryan Millington

So basically it's a giant RC plane. Sweet

Vor 2 years
hk forever
hk forever

趙少康

Vor 2 years
Dr. Love 1987
Dr. Love 1987

It's my favorite plane, but it's a sad sight to see that it is a target now. 😔

Vor 2 years
Howie Emerson
Howie Emerson

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Vor 2 years
ハクキン
ハクキン

( -_・)?cでJKJKJKJK

Vor 2 years
Aaron Nuw
Aaron Nuw

Is it for just to test recruits or is it actually for war

Vor 2 years
Mr. Kraft
Mr. Kraft

Wow this is good for kamikaze

Vor 2 years
Kimberly Castro
Kimberly Castro

omg cool

Vor 2 years
Ronald Lacayo
Ronald Lacayo

Cazadores de nazis

Vor 2 years
me
me

Target??? WTF!! why not use these as fighter planes instead of putting human lives at risk?

Vor 2 years
Aero AI7
Aero AI7

I have an idea. Arm this plane with nuclear bombs and send it at ISIS to one extent... It must have an LGBT Pride flag instead of USA flag #LGBT

Vor 2 years
Linda Mischley
Linda Mischley

Vor 2 years
joel w carter sr
joel w carter sr

use it to shoot down russian planes, but when you do, make it look like the chinese did it.

Vor 2 years
joel w carter sr
joel w carter sr

they should arm that plane, and use it against isis.

Vor 2 years
Fiona Ng
Fiona Ng

Vor 2 years
Raptor22
Raptor22

Then they wouldn't risk troops lives and actually save civilians! Brilliant!

Vor 2 years
lucasbatman1
lucasbatman1

Should this be legal?

Vor 2 years
Abe Dahan
Abe Dahan

Dance bally

Vor 2 years
萧振冼kenny seow
萧振冼kenny seow

the flight of QF16 was cancel on our founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew's funeral due 2 heavy downpour :)

Vor 2 years
proconsulaugustus
proconsulaugustus

Not gonna actually shoot it down

Vor 2 years
Alexa Nevarez
Alexa Nevarez

r

Vor 2 years
Nobe Muna
Nobe Muna

কদজ

Vor 2 years
Patrick Flips
Patrick Flips

hi

Vor 2 years
Dj 123
Dj 123

So cool

Vor 2 years
irontale travelbat
irontale travelbat

shouldn't they do this with other contrys planes because the would not be fighting other americans

Vor 2 years
Santana Gomez
Santana Gomez

+Mark Dold on j

Vor 2 years
Vang Ge Xiong
Vang Ge Xiong

+irontale travelbat bio

Vor 2 years
VideoGamerGuy
VideoGamerGuy

+irontale travelbat Yes. They've been exported to many many countries.

Vor 2 years
irontale travelbat
irontale travelbat

+Mark Doldon true but do the other country still use the US F 16?

Vor 2 years
Mark Doldon
Mark Doldon

Point one: how does one obtain these other country's aircraft? Point 2: the F16 has been sold worldwide, so yes, they could be fighting US forces. Point 3: once you have electronic control of all aircraft systems, the next step would be to adjust those controls to mimic essentially any inferior aircraft envelopes. limit speed, reduce maneuver capability, etc

Vor 2 years
Boekan Arsheetec
Boekan Arsheetec

It would be interesting if this would became a target of F-35 Lightning. More interesting if in close combat mode.

Vor 2 years
Jacques MICHELON
Jacques MICHELON

ŕafàle

Vor 2 years
Shadow Foot
Shadow Foot

2:10 . . . . .DO A BARREL ROLL !!! But really boeing .. that is a aileron roll , how did you guys mess that up??

Vor 2 years
Bobby Sterning
Bobby Sterning

And I know because my dad was in the air force, I think that beats your starfox experience

Vor 2 years
Shadow Foot
Shadow Foot

+Bobby Sterning wiki it! its a aileron roll.. i know this because i have played way too much starfox and they made that same common mistake http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_k0JtKPa1SKw/S6qAClxws8I/AAAAAAAAAcI/tLLit6G5bX4/s1600/Barrelroll.jpg

Vor 2 years
Bobby Sterning
Bobby Sterning

Actually, the demonstrated roll was a barrel role, because the aircraft was traveling forward while turning. An aileron is an abrupt spin while barely moving forward

Vor 2 years
Raka Gunawan
Raka Gunawan

imagine the pilot sit on a simulator with oculus rift, would be AWESOME!!!

Vor 3 years
Mark Doldon
Mark Doldon

For a real F16 pilot, it would be like the proverbial kissing your sister.

Vor 2 years
Commanchee Eagle
Commanchee Eagle

same technology was used on September eleven! !!!!!

Vor 3 years
iforce2d
iforce2d

This is what they should be doing instead of sinking so much money into the X47 project.

Vor 3 years
Andre Perez
Andre Perez

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Vor 2 years
Andre Perez
Andre Perez

zo de que

Vor 2 years
Nick M
Nick M

+iforce2d then what does metalstrom go on?

Vor 3 years
Richard Hayhurst
Richard Hayhurst

I think they should use these in combat just inaugurate the weapons system like the predator drone

Vor 3 years
Ian Harris
Ian Harris

The Robotic milltary plane I think This is really bad idea

Vor 3 years
Ian Harris
Ian Harris

+Mark Doldon I Think that its not safe for that Electronics onboard we need Something More better.....not a Unman Helicaptor or a Drone 

Vor 2 years
Mark Doldon
Mark Doldon

it's not robotic, which means something controlled by on board electronics. this is controlled by human pilots. Yes it requires a heap of hardware and software to enable that control, but the entity choosing the actions is meat

Vor 2 years
Md Osman
Md Osman

+Say Paw to you by

Vor 3 years
Little Kobold
Little Kobold

Amazing... well in today's day and age I guess I am not amazed by much anymore.

Vor 3 years
Matt Wood
Matt Wood

This guys life's work is to make unmanned f16's??  Dog fighting has nearly the same effect except that two people are trained at the same time instead of just the attacking plane. Waste of money, don't build new planes until we have used up the old ones.  Don't give Egypt brand new planes, give them surplus!!

Vor 3 years
Richard Hayhurst
Richard Hayhurst

I think they should use these in combat just inaugurate the weapons system like the predator drone

Vor 3 years
Hot Fighting History
Hot Fighting History

So were using them as target practice now? Cryin shame. At least let us play some Falcon 4.0 with them...

Vor 3 years
Raymond Kummerfeld
Raymond Kummerfeld

It appears that Boeing is under contract to develop the QF-16 for the Air Force.  The F-16 is a amazing aircraft.  I was on that program for two years and Lockheed is still building them!

Vor 3 years
Say Paw
Say Paw

+Remonda Gamble tfjnvofhkmvx

Vor 3 years
Remonda Gamble
Remonda Gamble

T TV shards caresser Yea look

Vor 3 years
Russia forever
Russia forever

The same remote control model used in 9/11

Vor 3 years
Mark Ruble
Mark Ruble

Sperian- Were starting to turn the tide...it's taken over a decade, but there is fear in the eyes of the guilty. Thank you for doing somthing about this CIA menace, rather than just uncovering and analysing the threat <- which has been, and still is the source of our strength, and is the key for victory in the battle for America. But your story inspires me to seek the next step from knowing to doing. Your were up there in the front lines kinda by yourself in taking them on in court. You set an example for the rest of us "truth-seekers" to follow. Your'e not alone up there anymore -Ive climbed back into the trench with you and others will follow. They underestimated us, and the power of the weapon we carry, the weapon of truth.

Vor 2 years
Spherian7
Spherian7

+Mark Ruble  Perfectly expressed. My feelings exactly. And you may be interested to know, I am the person who rescued Dr Steeven Hatfill from being framed for the anthrax mailing, plus gave his attorney everything he needed to successfully sue the Injustice Dept .  I was the only person Hatfill ever met with besides FBI and his attorney and he wanted to meet the person who destroyed the FBI's deranged efforts to pin the crime on him.  In fact, ABC Nightly News Brian ROss did a full piece based on my intel to him "Does the government have something to hide in the anthrax case?"  Yet even then I thought the USG simply knew abut the 9 11 plot in advance and just let it go down to facilitate revving up the US peeps for the war they believed we needed. But, like you, examination of the evidence and the copious footage provided on YouTube of the actual events led me to the same ... uncomfortable... position as yourself.  Like... the wings on the jet that hit the South Tower could not even have remained on the jet when its dive from 32,000 ft hit 10mph short of the sound barrier. Much less pull out of the dive to hit at 580 mp per offcal line. Boeing's specs are clear - the jet cannot even be steered over 410mph at sea level, yet we all saw it curve in to hit dead center.  The list is endless, isn't it?

Vor 2 years
Mark Ruble
Mark Ruble

+Richard Hayhurst -do your own research...I feel for you and your loyalty, I was the same way...it took me over a year of hearing rumors and the many excuses I made to ignore what were becomming an ever increasing feeling of dread of facing the possibility of the unthinkable...But the glaring facts that refused to go away finally had to be adressed. I wish my research had not uncovered what I found. Dig a little deeper. Lies and cover ups seem to be like layers of an onion, the more you peal away the secrecy the deeper the layers go...Reality is what it is, and Im sure your an intellegent person. If you do what you must and face the unthinkable, you will find literally hundreds of what i can politley call serious problems...I mean grave problems with the official 911 story, and In hope you can accept the real truths that I too just did not wan't to believe. Agendas are sought by means that contaradict what im sure must be good intentions. The harsh reality is the cost of actions can never be justified by their "well intended" facads. Those people who were "sacrificed" were nothing short of murdered. They were american citizens. We all should have been there for them.

Vor 2 years
Spherian7
Spherian7

+kamal hussein   USAF and Raytheon successfully flew a Boeing 737 to a precise GPS point, altitude, AND attitude in August 2001.  The impact angle on the North Tower was precisely 35 degrees left cant (attitude) and the South Tower precisely 35 degrees left cant. Neither left a wingtip over the edge.  The ST jet started its dive at 32,000 feet over Pennsylvania and never veered. It reached a speed of approx. 10 mph below speed of sound and pulled out of this dive to impact virtually dead center.  Boeing states no jumbo jet can be steered at sea level above approx. 450 mph as no flight surfaces will cause effect.  The jet could not have pulled out of a dive which speed it couldn't survive, and could not have been steered after dive into the Tower - which we all saw it do - at the speed of impact per USG position - approx. 580 mph.  In other words, live hijackers would have had to aim at the ST from Penn at 32,000 ft which they could not have even seen. Then their aim had to be so good the plane was lined up to dead center from that distance and height. Even the tiniest move of the pilot hands left or right would have caused a total miss, and with the alleged inexperience flyers, would have resulted in a roll and they wouldn't even have made it to Long Island.  So both jets also impact at the precise same degree of cant, same cant, and neither set a wingtip over the edge of the towers.   In other words, only tricks and remote piloted jets could be involved.  (In case other readers didn't get the part above about speed of sound - no jumbo jet could possibly avoid disintegration in air at the speed imputed and stated as such by air  traffic control, which interview I saw.  The wings would begin to rotate around their lateral axis and be ripped off in no time. I've seen the slo-mo films of how non-supersonic airframes behave when approaching the speed of sound.  It required a coke bottle fuselage shape and seriously swept back wings in the start of supersonic flight to get past the barrier.)

Vor 3 years
Richard Hayhurst
Richard Hayhurst

Take off the foil hat

Vor 3 years
Denarius Wright
Denarius Wright

so easy to observe our military technology im sure adversaries have no problem observing our capabilities this is not ok.

Vor 3 years
DailyLifeNY
DailyLifeNY

i dont understand why Boeing is using a Lockheed aircraft to do these tests.

Vor 3 years
eleniyimer
eleniyimer

+Doug Wallace

Vor 3 years
fishkluch
fishkluch

+DailyLifeNY The f-16 is also much cheaper than the f-15 or the f-18

Vor 3 years
Doug Wallace
Doug Wallace

+DailyLifeNY Originally a General Dynamics airplane, before Lockheed bought them out.

Vor 3 years
Stephen Callaghan
Stephen Callaghan

I use Combat flight simulator and it makes perfect sense to unretire these and take them into battle once again without risking pilots

Vor 3 years
geopearlst
geopearlst

So what does the QF stand for?

Vor 3 years
David 11078
David 11078

Amazing!!

Vor 4 years
chess747
chess747

At the end of the day it's just a radio controlled plane ...this would allow more weapons and far better fighting techniques like a kid with a video game...so now try to imagine 400 of these flying at once on there own run by a computer here are your perimeters preprogrammed in now fly it....this is no different to a passenger aircraft with pilots watching the systems are working correctly ..this is no different to your television or cell phone...my guess is cost to mass produce and hacking but as for mass production it would be like cars now most of them are plastic shit made on the cheap but sold at a ridiculous price.

Vor 4 years
masso172
masso172

So why not just fight battles this way without risking pilots' lives? 

Vor 4 years
Richard Hayhurst
Richard Hayhurst

If say that's the end goal

Vor 3 years
arjian dee
arjian dee

If it can be operated remotely, does that mean it can be hijacked remotely? I mean there are always people out there who are better in technologies, right?

Vor 4 years
Jose Agustin Castellanos Vargas
Jose Agustin Castellanos Vargas

BOEING QF -16 MAKES ITS FIRST UN MANNED FLIGHT CASTEL

Vor 4 years
AlperenAgay
AlperenAgay

If you dont need it please give me one

Vor 4 years
maverickdallas100
maverickdallas100

The PERFECT drone!!!

Vor 4 years
Roy Mckenzie
Roy Mckenzie

,,, With these ,,,it'll make them better able to take chances they might not normally take to get their objective accomplished ,,, i luv it ,,,

Vor 4 years
rebelforgod
rebelforgod

A fighter retrofitted for remote control via sat-com, easy enough, then being able to pull max-g maneuvers without end,,, now that's a flying machine no human can keep up with, only other machines. We've now removed the weakest part of an aerial attack platform, the pilot. Now give it beafed up com-links and semi-autonomous flight, for if com is lost, then one has an almost unstoppable fighter platform. If we could just require our leaders to test for psychopathy, prior to running for public office.

Vor 4 years
simonTemplar
simonTemplar

Fancy RC toy with FPV..... I thought the FAA did not allow the flights of drones or RC with FPV in US territory.... 

Vor 4 years
bernard doyle
bernard doyle

I agree with you Bruce. Of course they will use them to dump payloads on unsuspecting civilians in their nefarious operations to bring about the conditions to make us all accept the NWO

Vor 4 years
Zach Pilot
Zach Pilot

The future pilots have already been born...

Vor 4 years
phicao12
phicao12

well pilots we can't have drones flying are planes we need to stop that we need humans flying in there not micro chips!!!

Vor 4 years
alphasxsignal
alphasxsignal

Now use it and keep out guys out of the fight in the air when they don't have to be there. Its just a big RC plane. No big deal. Come on guys this stuff has been around for years.

Vor 4 years
David Osborne
David Osborne

Don't shoot it down!  Give it to ME!

Vor 4 years
Aleksandr Nemets
Aleksandr Nemets

and how much tax money wasted for this? russian space shuttle run fully automatic atmosphere flight back in 1983 and after that it run fully automatic to space and back! would it be better to stop stupid politically driven confrontation with russia and start working together? for sure it would ease tax weight on all of us as well as cut budget deficit...

Vor 4 years
Mark Doldon
Mark Doldon

there is a massive difference between a preplanned controlled flight and an uncontrolled dogfight that requires the target to avoid and out think a human pilot.

Vor 2 years
jack black
jack black

sexyest and most nimble aircraft ever made! F-22 only matches it, and not exceed sure its stealthy but that isnt every thing! 

Vor 4 years
Merlin5by5
Merlin5by5

It's not like adding an air force officer adds any brains to this operation.

Vor 4 years
Tony Corn
Tony Corn

Q- since it is unmanned will it fly more aggressive than a manned flight due to the physiological shortcomings of the human body at high speed complex maneuvers ?  Fly unmanned can one out fly a newer gen plane if they are a good enough pilot?

Vor 4 years
Mark Doldon
Mark Doldon

if the intent is to train the pilots attacking these planes, they will electronically limit capacities to match enemy target pilots. on the other hand if the idea is to test what can be done if the physical and psychological limits of the pilot are removed, it could lead in some interesting directions.

Vor 2 years
lbjlbj1
lbjlbj1

Wow, they've just been doing drones for the last 60 years. What's the big deal? Did they think it wouldn't work?

Vor 4 years
Sophie Cobarrubia
Sophie Cobarrubia

awesome!

Vor 4 years
Chok 621
Chok 621

how about QB777-200 ER ?

Vor 4 years
mike daytona
mike daytona

for shame america shooting at a target like an F16 is like pissing on rembrant to practice basket weaving. hopefully we wont need too many targets as the UAVs take over.....shame.

Vor 4 years
GoMiGman
GoMiGman

+mike daytona Last time I saw a documentary on them prepping a QF-16, they said the total cost of making it unmanned was roughly $1miiiilllllliiionnnn dollars.  A lot of loot to shoot down. 

Vor 4 years
Crow T. Robot
Crow T. Robot

I gotta ask, how is ANYTHING "like pissing on a rembrant to practice basket weaving"? 

Vor 4 years
mike daytona
mike daytona

i agree but but but its a 16. the f4 was pretty too. must be pretty simple these days to just tap into the fly by wire computers and away you go.

Vor 4 years
GoMiGman
GoMiGman

I remember reading an article about when they turned some of the retired F-4 Phantoms into QF-4's like this for target practice an many veteran Vietnam air force pilots weren't too happy about it because some of those Phantoms had air-air kills recorded on them and were essentially pieces worthy of preservation in their opinion.  Can't remember what the outcome was but it was interesting to see that story. In this case, I don't think they'll have that problem since these are really old F-16 Block 15's and the F-16 has been one of the most numerously produced fighter in the US.  I think so far there has been 5,500 of them built world-wide.

Vor 4 years
sandy ray
sandy ray

i completely agree.

Vor 4 years
Lm8
Lm8

Näää... The plane was already flown by computers... Software update and u r done.

Vor 4 years
Luis Guevara
Luis Guevara

amazing that is a block 15

Vor 4 years
doceigen
doceigen

Same R/C flight system as used at the World Trade Center in 2001.

Vor 4 years
kchiang4
kchiang4

Great.... now someone can hack it....

Vor 4 years
Lim yc
Lim yc

F16 on DRONE mode.

Vor 4 years
tim williams
tim williams

It could be more deadly now with no pilot to pass out.  

Vor 4 years
Alphonse NDAGIJIMANA
Alphonse NDAGIJIMANA

great ! high technology

Vor 4 years
Thomas Hakizamungu
Thomas Hakizamungu

Très bon

Vor 4 years
Snowcat89
Snowcat89

So sad to see such a magnificent plane used for target practice... :(

Vor 4 years
Mark Doldon
Mark Doldon

you'd rather it sits in the desert, never to fly again?

Vor 2 years
Conroy Belleguarde
Conroy Belleguarde

This is only a logical step......Excellent usage!!!!!

Vor 4 years
Josh Pearson
Josh Pearson

O GREEEAAATTTTTTTT

Vor 4 years
Douglas Jackson
Douglas Jackson

it's called an aloran roll

Vor 4 years
My Home Video
My Home Video

Wow...nice job.

Vor 4 years
Tinytacohead
Tinytacohead

The ultimate RC jet.. complete with weapons!

Vor 4 years
82raptor
82raptor

Its just going to be shot down.  Some hotshot in a F-22 is going to blow this thing out of the sky one day.

Vor 4 years
MrPilotMatt
MrPilotMatt

i have no respect for drones.

Vor 4 years
Colin Bayless
Colin Bayless

yeah, why is that?

Vor 4 years
Joe Yates
Joe Yates

You convinced me boeing, so gonna make a 777x my next buy

Vor 4 years
ng070
ng070

If it like the x-45 that autounmannedly in F15/16 I will gave u a like

Vor 5 years
Zoltan Bebto
Zoltan Bebto

Like !

Vor 5 years
ilovesudan
ilovesudan

Boeing has hit the jackpot. Build expensive planes that will be shot down and reordered all year round lol.

Vor 5 years
logueg
logueg

Virtually every new commercial airliner being built has the ability do makes its entire flight without human input once on the runway so it's a little late for this argument.

Vor 5 years
powerone1
powerone1

I'm sorry, but the world that you are dreaming does not exist anymore. You're living in the future, get use to it.

Vor 5 years
mr mayday
mr mayday

life-size F-16 RC plane !

Vor 5 years
Straight Dirt
Straight Dirt

It was a great day. Watching QF-004 take to the air was awesome. It did just what Boeing said it would do. This target will be leaps and bounds over our QF-4 aircraft. I was glad to be a part of history. Well done Boeing.

Vor 5 years
Ram Berto
Ram Berto

Awesome!

Vor 5 years
pnq8787
pnq8787

Seems like a terrible waste not to develop this into a real combat drone!

Vor 5 years
faroisis
faroisis

Why isn't Boeing using an F/A-18? ... I just find it interesting that they use a Lockheed aircraft... guess they'd rather have a Lockheed jet shot up than one of theirs.

Vor 5 years
Matthew Long
Matthew Long

It's the future. It's very unlikely anyone would hack it remotely and it's near impossible for someone to get close enough to hack physically. It wouldn't be hard to build in a cutoff or have some 3rd party tool verify the signal is legitimate. All the major limitations of high-end fighters have to do with the pilot now--Imagine not needing to weed out pilots that can't take the g-forced, suddenly your airforce has planes without human limits and as many pilots as they will ever need!

Vor 5 years
John Turret
John Turret

I hope it won't be used against civilians

Vor 5 years
BlackBunik
BlackBunik

That is plausible. Imagine a squadron of drones flying their mission when suddenly they are cut off from HQ by a signal jammer. Those airplanes become useless and either they are programmed to return or they just fall down like apples from a tree. That woudl not happen if pilots were inside obviously. However how many experienced pilots would be saved from certain death in a real mission... There are pros and cons to everything. But human life is priceless.

Vor 5 years
岡本脩吾
岡本脩吾

Can it dog-fight ?

Vor 5 years
djrandysky1
djrandysky1

you watch too much tv man...... lol

Vor 5 years
TheVuzzer
TheVuzzer

There should be extensive fire walls and even with this test version it was fitted with self destruct system so if in the event of something like this would kick in but even at last resort you could send another fighter jet up to intercept it and take it down so risk is minimal. the only thing i could think of is if the system became corrupt, a bird strike or lightning strike i don't think the computer could handle that amount of problems i share your view pilots should not be replaced tho !

Vor 5 years
Javier Peñafort
Javier Peñafort

¿Can a F-16 neutralize an Electromagnétic Impulse of Boreal of low frecuency longitudinal waves sistem called H.A.A.P?. In all of the cases, congratullations.

Vor 5 years

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