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what this do?
we know what it is chong. We're not telling you.
well it lacks the engine humps so it's not an RQ-170
Its a UFO.
It isn't flying.
A UFO in progress.
Unidentified Flightless Object genius
I can't find it, but isn't that one of those drones slaved to a b-21?
It's suHispaniciously small.
Wonder if it's actually a manned unit.
The Naval NGAD program maybe?
Nah, it's one of the drones
No cockpit, no pilot
Wonders if it's a manned unit
Idiocracy was prophetic
There's clearly a canopy shape under the tarp
>Wonder if it's actually a manned unit.
Need a gorilla pilot wearing a bowler, smoking a stogie.
You gotta be more specific, there've been a few Northrop Grumman X-47's so far. Looks like 47B
Weren't these retired years ago after the Navy literally couldn't stop arguing with itself over what the UCAV was supposed to do?
Yeah, it as a research program, and nothing more. It was never fielded: it just proved a concept, and built the technology to support its role.
Very good channel if you like pranes.
Yeah, but I mean this lead to nowhere because the Navy mismanaged the entire program that they intended to form after using these as test beds.
It led to the MQ-25. What are you talking about? If was a proof of concept program, just as any X program is.
>If was a proof of concept program, just as any X program is.
Isn't proof of concept meant to lead to creating something which looks basically the same except for some detail engineering issues. With the amount of money they spent on it that they'd be fielding a bunch of these now on aircraft carriers. I mean I work in an engineering firm and whenever we have a new concept design or make a proof of concept it is with the express intention of putting it into production or selling it.
They're generally meant to develop the knowledge and concepts for a program of record which goes to developing an actual fielded product. The proof of concept might be fielded in the interim or as part of learning operationally about it until the program of record is ready for similar testing. Often times though the program of record might take a while after the development of a proof of concept to appear, especially if there are still unresolved issues forcing development of further increments.
Depends. They proved that the concept of carrier based UAVs are possible, while maturing the needed electronics, procedures and techniques to make them work, and proved they could take-off, land, refuel, etc.
>I mean I work in an engineering firm and whenever we have a new concept design or make a proof of concept it is with the express intention of putting it into production or selling it.
Do you work for the Navy or DoD? If not, I fail to see why you're comparing your commercial business to the US military.
I was always under the impression it was one of those things that got "cancelled" as in, moved over to a black project.
pretty nutty how they are all just standing around on the deck like that when it comes to land
i would have to see it land successfully 1000 times before i trust that shit
Way too big to be an x-47
How big do you think an X-47B is?
The XB70 was pretty big.
flies around n shit
I know that from ARMA 3
I dunno, go post wildly innacurate assumptions about the specifications for it's parts on the warthunder forum so we can find out.
It flies good and don't afraid of nothing.
>stealth bombers on carriers
>stealth bomber drones on carriers
In the early 90s, Lockheed submitted a proposal for a navalized version of the F-117 called the Seahawk. We could been cumming to stealth bombers on carriers THIRTY years ago if Dick Cheney hadn't cockblocked us.
I wonder if the US will suddenly go
>It turns out we found these founds these mounting points you can attach bombs and rockets to on the bottom of our tanker drones
FANCY THAT, WHAT ARE THE ODDS
Pretty much a given.
i mean that's the explicit intention. the tanking mission is just to get it on the deck and in use and as the ships get more experience with drones drones they'll start kicking around ideas about how to use them best and what else they might be good for.
>hurr durr drop bombs
yeah but in specifics and detail
why does it have to be a cucked plane like the rest of drone designs? just use normal plane put computers in the cockpit and drill holes for censors n shit.
>drill holes for censors
Your own lack of intelligence betrays your lack of intelligence.
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