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X-47B trucks it across US

27th January 2017 - 09:34 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


One of the most iconic unmanned systems ever to fly is being moved from its home at Naval Air Station Patuxent River to a Northrop Grumman facility in California.

Although capable of flight and operations from aircraft carriers, the first of the X-47B stealth UCAVs will make the journey over land to Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Palmdale.

A short release from the US Navy, issued late on 26 January, stated that the second X-47B will make the trip in February and that Northrop Grumman ‘plans to use both aircraft as test beds for future development

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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