VIDEO: US Navy’s first stealth UAV soars

Click here to read the news story at Flightglobal.com.



[Update: Here's a 15-minute snippet of the press conference on 5 February with Northrop Grumman and Navy officials. The model is actually an X-47 model from the defunct joint unmanned combat air systems (J-UCAS) program. The speakers on the call include Capt. Jaime Engdahl, Navy UCAS-D Program Manager, Mr. Don Blottenberger, Navy UCAS-D Dep. Principal Program Manager, and Janis Pamiljans, VP and UCAS-D Program Manager, Northrop Grumman.]

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3 Responses to VIDEO: US Navy’s first stealth UAV soars

  1. keesje 7 February, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    a precise carrier like landing, nice

  2. RunningBear 7 February, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    I suspect that once the kiddies get the system and program down; carrier quals. will be history. Hard to imagine an aviator not having the satisfaction of nailing the #3 wire. But time moves on, for us all! Go Navy!

  3. Jack Lachenmayer 23 July, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    I believe it’s great that Northrop Grumman has created a means to protect our Carriers and pilots in the future for highly dangerous missions without the loss of life.
    Any country should be highly alarmed that our Navy has the means in stealth to carry out missions it cannout stop.
    Our pilots should not be alarmed that they would be out of a job, but would follow on after a first strike by this technology.

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