Navy

X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS)

X-47B UCAS The U.S. Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) program was designed to demonstrate the ability of a tailless, fighter-sized unmanned aircraft to land on and be launched from the flight deck of a Navy aircraft carrier while underway at sea, one of the most challenging aviation environments. Under a contract awarded in August 2007 by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Northrop Grumman designed, produced and flight tested two autonomous, low-observable relevant demonstrator aircraft designated the X-47B UCAS.

X-47B Specifications Wingspan……………………………………………………………………. 62.1 ft Length…………………………………………………………………………38.2 ft Altitude………………………………………………………………. 40,000 ft Range ……………………………………………………………………2,100 nm Max Gross Takeoff Weight (MGTOW)……………44,000 lbs Top Speed……………………………………………………. High Subsonic Powerplant…………………..Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220U X-47B System Provisions Autonomous Aerial Refueling (USN “probe-and-drogue” method) Twin Internal Weapons Bay ……………………………….4,500 lbs Design Load

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