TITLE

Air Power on a Budget

AUTHOR(S)
Friedman, Norman
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2011, Vol. 137 Issue 4, p90
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that the prototype X-47B, the first carrier-based unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), made its first flight in February 2011. It has been stated that the move is considered as a revolutionary step forward in unmanned-aircraft development in the U.S. Navy. It has been stated that it works as an attack bomber which could survive even in the most sophisticated opposing systems.
ACCESSION #
59896689

 

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