It may be able to shoot down fighters reapers come with link 16 communication systems which allow military units to exchange data with the sidewinder missile block 2 configurations. Data link that enables lock on after launch capability link 16 allows a third party, such as a fighter to send targeting information to the remote pilot or to the missile itself to direct it to the target. The kratos xq58 valkyrie is another unmanned combat aerial vehicle project, which can support manned aircraft as a loyal wingman by deploying drones and providing weapons in order to protect the manned aircraft, they can also sacrifice themselves the mq 28 ghost bat drone from boeing. Australia is also being developed to shoot air to air missiles if they become able to carry long and medium range missiles. Like the aim 120, these drones will definitely soon be able to shoot down a fighter.