TGIF From Sweden, joined Apr 2008, 278 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4495 times:
Rockwell Collins shows off Athena's Damage Tolerance and Autonomous Landing Solution on a DARPA sponsored scaled F/A-18 model. The plane looses 60% of the right part of the wing but manages to fly and land autonomously using INS and GPS. Rockwell Collins says the system will be able to assist pilots in emergency situations.
Article found here and a cool video of the event can be seen here.
The system looks awsome and hopefully it will save pilot lives in the future.