Posted By RichC on July 31, 2012
Unmanned, but then who’s looking out the “faux” window?
Remember the ‘UFO’ that motorists spotted along D.C. highways back in June?
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.