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U.S. to Add Mid-Air Refueling to UCAV's

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posted on Jul, 16 2005 @ 02:49 PM
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Boeing Co. subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Corp. in St. Louis, MO received a contract to conduct a robust autonomous aerial refueling demonstration with the X-45C robot plane, and extend the current flight test effort by 18 months.

"With autonomous refueling, the X-45C provides an even longer sustained, lethal presence in hostile airspace holding enemy forces open to immediate surveillance or destruction," said David Koopersmith, Boeing J-UCAS X-45 vice president and program manager. "The Boeing X-45C will effectively and affordably fill critical gaps in key Air Force and Navy mission areas."

www.boeing.com...

Sounds cool; now UAV's will have unlimited ranges and can operate for longer;





posted on Jul, 16 2005 @ 03:22 PM
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Very cool, I find this very interesting.

I was actually wondering when they would do something like this.



posted on Jul, 16 2005 @ 03:40 PM
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Another thread that might be of intrest :

USA's submarine launched UAV's



posted on Jul, 17 2005 @ 12:07 AM
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