The U.S. Navy attained an innovative milestone for an advanced cutting edge UFO-like stealth drone when it properly rolled away its landing gear and travelled in cruise settings for the very first time, engineers announced in October 2011.
Designed by Northrop Grumman, the X-47B is a strike fighter-sized unmanned aircraft having no tail engineered to take off from and land on moving aircraft carriers at sea. New photographs released show an advanced, virtually UFO-like plane.
The test flight, executed at Edwards Air Force Base, helped verify hardware and software that would allow the X-47B to land with accuracy on a moving deck, the firm explained.
Janis Pamiljans, high ranked- official at Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems division, said that the test flight presented them their first clear look at the aerodynamic cruise efficiency of the X-47B air system and the vehicle was exhibiting all of their predictions. He added that reaching the critical test point proves the rising readiness of the air system, and its preparedness to proceed to the next stage of flight testing.
The plane is a portion of the U.S. Navy’s expanding fleet of drones as the military seek to move out from manned vehicle.
Northrop Grumman expects to have properly showcased the first carrier-based launch by 2013 with independent in-air refueling coming one year after.
It may be a coincidence but the design of the unmanned aircraft may have been taken from the design of the reported sightings of UFOs.
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