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Northrop Gruman's TERN concept promo video

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posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 01:29 PM
NG just released a promo video for it's tail sitter, Navy based MALE platform. Look for this one in the skies around the SW desert in the coming years unless the Navy pull the plug on this UAS concept too.

A DARPA/ONR/Northrop Grumman team is developing Tern, a revolutionary medium-altitude, long endurance, highly autonomous unmanned air system. The new tail-sitter UAS has the potential to dramatically improve the quality, capability, and reach of future Navy ISR and strike, and Marine expeditionary operations around the world.

posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 01:50 PM

posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 05:37 PM
a reply to: anzha

So i wonder who actually owns/produced that video, NG or DARPA? I'm guessing DARPA since NG just released it today.

Bet they'll turn it into a tanker.

posted on Nov, 29 2016 @ 02:22 AM
a reply to: Sammamishman

I really doubt that it would have any kind of meaningful payload as a tanker.
I could see it packing some kind of AESA and loitering above strike groups. An extension of AEGIS as a node in the system would be fun as well. Could really extend the vision of the surface combatants targeting systems.
edit on 29-11-2016 by Caughtlurking because: (no reason given)

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