27 Jun '16, 9am

Here’s What the U.S. Navy Wants Its First Carrier Drone To Do https://t.co/cdpGH9TrkY

Here’s What the U.S. Navy Wants Its First Carrier Drone To Do New details about America’s pilotless aerial tanker by JOSEPH TREVITHICK Since at least 2007, the U.S. Navy has been toying around with the idea of adding drones to its carrier air wings. During the same period, the sailing branch, the Pentagon and American lawmakers have repeatedly sparred over exactly what these pilotless planes are supposed to actually do. In February 2016, as part of its annual budget request, the Navy confirmed that it wanted to change the focus of the drone project from developing a stealthy attacker to developing a robotic aerial tanker. The next month, the sailing branch rushed to get a new official designation for the aircraft to go along with that shift in emphasis. The “program … no longer aligns with the ZRAQ-25A designator,” Naval Air Systems Command explained in the formal request ...

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