Skunk Works unveils MQ-X UAS concept at #AFA09

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works today division unveiled this aircraft concept at the Air Force Association’s annual convention in Washington DC. The USAF plans to buy the MQ-X to augment and replace the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems (UAS). I snapped this picture of the Skunks’ MQ-X concept on display in their exhibit area, as well as this chart below. No subject matter experts were immediately available to comment on this particular design for the MQ-X requirement.


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5 Responses to Skunk Works unveils MQ-X UAS concept at #AFA09

  1. Tristan 15 September, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    Seems the AFCT with some reduced RCS designs.

  2. Tim D-T 15 September, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    On the Lockheed display, first line, wouldn’t it be grammatically more correct to say “. . . follow on TO THE MQ-9 . . .”?

  3. Scott 26 September, 2009 at 5:27 pm #

    Lockheed’s lost before the competition has even begun. When you view the AF requirements in a complete system, the UAS must be jet powered.

  4. Bill 9 October, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

    While not perfect the new Avenger from General Atomics is it’s concept for the MQ-X. It is a Jet powered stealthy UAV and has already flown and was built without government money.

  5. Kevin Shuell 5 November, 2009 at 5:14 am #

    DEW LIne like the actor is thier all we have to fight with,is thier any other way to solve food fights

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