These new photos of Northrop-Grumman’s stealthy drone X-47B show the plane designed to test out how to operate a fighter-sized, stealthy UAV from an aircraft carrier.
X-47B a stealth unmanned combat aerial vehicle it’s capable of operating from an aircraft carrier, with a 62.1-foot (18.92 meter) wingspan and a range of 2,416 miles (3,889 kilometers).
In a small town in Kansas last month locals mistook a X-47B being for a UFO!
The Northrop Grumman X-47B is an American demonstration Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) which first flew in 2011. The X-47 project began as part of DARPA’s J-UCAS program, and is now part of the United States Navy’s UCAS-D (Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration) program, which aims to create a carrier-based unmanned aircraft. Unlike the similar Boeing X-45, the development of the aircraft’s predecessor, the X-47A Pegasus, was company-funded.