First images of X-47B on the USS Harry S. Truman released

2012-12-11

First images of X-47B on the USS Harry S. Truman released

Only one thing to add to this, wow! Just look at the size of the thing. With nobody to keep alive on board it must have quite an endurance.

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator taxies on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is the first aircraft carrier to host test operations for an unmanned aircraft. Harry S. Truman is underway supporting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristina Young/Released)


Region:  USA and Canada
Contry:  USA
Category:  UAV
Company:  Northrop Grumman



USA Northrop Grumman UAV
Name:  X-47B UCAS   Region:  USA and Canada    Country:  USA    Category:  UAV    Company:  Northrop Grumman   
X-47B UCAS

Use(s): the Navy UCAS demonstration programme consists of two X-47B aircraft that will demonstrate autonomous launches and recoveries from an aircraft carrier in 2011 Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Weight: max payload: 4,500lb, 2,041kg Performance: ceiling: >40,000ft, mission radius: >1,500+nm Payload: potential payloads include EO, IR, SAR, ISAR, GMTI, MMTI, ESM Launch: catapult Recovery: conventional wheeled Structure Material: composite Status: in flight test Overall Length: 11.6m (38.2ft) Wingspan: 18.9m (62.1ft) Height: 3.2m (10.4ft) Aircraft Carrier Takeoff Gross Weight: 20,412kg (44,500lb) Speed: High subsonic Power Plant: Pratt & Whitney F100-220U



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