Northrop Grumman X-47C


Role Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle
Manufacturer Northrop Grumman
Primary user United States Navy
Developed from Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
Northrop Grumman X-47B

The Northrop Grumman X-47C is a design for a stealth, unmanned aircraft.[1] Its ancestors the X-47A and the X-47B made this unmanned aircraft possible to carry out the "stealth" that was needed in order to be difficult to detect by radar.[1] It is planned to have a payload of 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg), significantly exceeding that of the X-47A.[1] The initial date for building the aircraft was in 2018, although changes will most likely be made as in whether to continue with the design or to use a more advanced system.[1]


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