Science & Technology
UFO-like stealth drone takes flight
By T.K. Randall
October 16, 2011 · 13 comments
Image Credit: Northrop Grumman
You would be forgiven for thinking the US Navy's new X-47B is a UFO if you saw it fly overheard.
The futuristic unmanned aircraft is designed to take-off from and land on aircraft carriers and is part of an initiative to move away from manned vehicles and bolster the Navy's fleet of unmanned drones. "Reaching this critical test point demonstrates the growing maturity of the air system, and its readiness to move to the next phase of flight testing," said Janis Pamiljans of Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems division.
The U. S. Navy reached a new milestone for a futuristic new stealth drone when it successfully retracted its landing gear and flew in cruise configuration for the first time, engineers announced Tuesday.
Source: Fox News
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