Looks more and more like “flying” pilots are becoming obsolete

Posted By on July 31, 2012

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Unmanned, but then who’s looking out the “faux” window?
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Remember the ‘UFO’ that motorists spotted along D.C. highways back in June?

The saucer-shaped object caused a stir in the area prompting many to call 911 and to post photos on Twitter.

We later learned the mysterious object was an experimental, unmanned aircraft called an X-47B.

The aircraft was delivered to the Patuxent Naval Air Station for testing and on Tuesday FOX 5 got its first close-up look at the drone.

According to Northrop Grumman, the saucer-like shape of the aircraft is a deliberate effort to make it harder to detect.

Remotely-piloted aircraft like the X-47B can be used for surveillance or can carry weapons.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/19156226/dc-beltway-ufo-up-close-at-air-base#ixzz22DOPJKDh

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