Queensland to assemble Boeing’s first Australian-designed, developed, unmanned aircraft

Queensland, Australia, will be the final production home for Boeing’s unmanned defense aircraft – the first military aircraft to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a visionary new partnership with Boeing Australia means more high-skilled jobs, local supply opportunities and defense industry stimulus as Queensland continues to recover and grow from the COVID downturn.

The first aircraft prototype, called the Loyal Wingman, was unveiled with the Royal Australian Air Force in May this year.

Boeing has 1,700 staff in Queensland and supports 400 Queensland-based suppliers.

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