posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 12:51 AM
reply to post by homing28
Hmmm.. interesting find. It appears to be an amalgam of different western UAV's namely the Global Hawk and Predator/Reaper families. It also appears
to be a ground test article as they seem to be setting it up for radar/EM testing. Those black objects underneath appear to be anechoic absorption
panels and I could not discern any landing gear. Be that as it may it would mean that this is not some sort of dummy being paraded around to gain
media/political points for party propaganda, but a serious article that is under development. I would take a rough guess and say that IOC would be 2-5
years away. I wonder what sort of sensor suite and comms gear it carries? By the RQ-4 style humpback nose I would say it would definitely carry a
wide-band satellite antenna. I doubt that it is meant to be armed though, looks much more like an ISR asset.