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Navy’s New X-47B Aerial Drone Could Upgrade Its Reach to Over 3,000 Nautical Miles





The Navy’s newest unmanned stealth drone looks like a cross between the Silver Surfer and a UFO, but there are now plans in the works to add a super-extended operating range to its capabilities.



The X-47B drone is scheduled to have a pilotless, in-air refueling capacity by 2014 that will upgrade its in flight range well beyond 3,000 nautical miles, according to Wired.



That’s 10 times the mission capable range of a traditional manned fighter, which would mean that the stealth drone can operate well-beyond the reported range of China’s “carrier-killer” Dongfeng 21-D missile.


Added: Nov-9-2011 Occurred On: Nov-9-2011
By: aranger45
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Tags: Navy’s, New, X-47B, Aerial, Drone, Over 3, 000, Nautical, Miles
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