In order to save space aboard the ship, the aircraft incorporates folded wing technology. ￫ X-47B
Though it already boasts a range of 2,400 miles, the ability to refuel without landing means that the X-47B can theoretically stay aloft for days or even weeks at a time. #bookmark
Designed to be operated from an aircraft carrier, the X-47B is 38 feet long but boasts a wingspan of 62 feet.
As the navy and army continue to embrace the potential of unmanned aircraft, pilots may soon find themselves spending much more time out of harm's way.
Northrop Grumman ⪢⪢
In 2011, Northrop Grumman introduced the top secret X-47B, an unmanned aerial combat vehicle boasting some very impressive capabilities.
One of the other things that make the X-47B so versatile is its aerial refueling capabilities.
The X-47B is the first drone plane to take off and land from a moving aircraft carrier successfully.