The next step to unmanned aircraft

Northrup-Grumman shows off its big Navy UAV. It can do in-air refueling and carrier landings and takeoffs. It has a 62 foot wing span and weighs over 20 tons at takeoff. It will be flying next year and the carrier exercises begin in 2011.

I have previously posted about this topic here and here and this is interesting. Unfortunately, Falcon-Blackswift seems to have been cancelled. I don’t know if this means the Democrats are going to gut new technology or it had reached a dead end in the program.

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.