posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:52 PM
Originally posted by grey580
is that ice 101 a real uav?
it looks like a arrow head.
It was an effort by Lockheed at various methods of flight-control with a tailless aircraft. ICE is "Innovative Control Effectors". It had all-moving
wing-tips, spoiler/deflectors, and thrust-vectoring in both pitch and yaw. There were several configurations of ICE aircraft, generally similar in
planform, including manned and unmanned models. I doubt that it went to actual full-scale hardware because it was publicly revealed very early in the
program. There was even a plan to modify one of the F-16XL's to flight test the wingtips (complete with tail removal!).
A lot of the knowledge gleaned went into the UCAVs being developed today.