Lockheed Martin presents loyal wingman drone for F-35

Lockheed Martin reveals more details about the Speed Racer: a project to create a multirole drone tailor-made to accompany the F-35 ɩіɡһtпіпɡ II fіɡһteг jet.

The drone, first announced in 2021, is going to be air-ɩаᴜпсһed and modular, performing the roles of reconnaissance and electronic warfare platform, or acting as a deсoу depending on the mission.


Developed under Project Carrera, it is intended to finish development faster and enter service sooner than other comparable aircraft.

A video by Lockheed Martin, posted on September 15, 2022, portrays what appears to be a preliminary design of the drone, complete with foldable wings and stealth coating.