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Soaring Dragon reappears

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posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 05:33 PM

Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by teamcommander

I'm not sure if those are hardpoints, or if they're part of the flap assembly. Without more pictures it'll be hard to tell, but with the wing design, I doubt it could carry much of a payload, even missiles would be pretty heavy for the wing design. That's more of a U-2 style wing designed for high altitude slow speed.

You won't see an air-to-air UCAV for awhile yet. The control lag problem is just too much of a problem for real time combat control of a UCAV.

2nd, but with long range A2A missles a UAV could fulfill a CAP mission if equipped with IFF.

Those wings wont support anything but the airframe and the stresses the airframe would produce naturally by flight. Got my money on flaps, but arming a UAV is alot easier than making one fly. Wont be long now.

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