1/48 Freedom Model Kits to build the Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS, with decals for the US Navy.
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|Brand||Freedom Model Kits|
|Sort||Plastic kit with PE|
|Motif||unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV)|
|Plastic parts||+/- 110|
|Masking sheet - die-cut adhesive shapes.||Masking sheet - die-cut adhesive shapes.|
|Attention||Do not include paint or glue ( sold separately )|
|Content||Plastic kit | PE parts | Decals | Instructions|
The Northrop Grumman X-47B (also known as Salty Dog) is a demonstration unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) designed for aircraft carrier-based operations. Developed by the American defense technology company Northrop Grumman, the X-47 project began as part of DARPA's J-UCAS program, and subsequently became part of the United States Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) program. The X-47B is a tailless jet-powered blended-wing-body aircraft capable of semi-autonomous operation and aerial refuelling.
The X-47B first flew in 2011, and as of 2015, its two active demonstrators have undergone extensive flight and operational integration testing, having successfully performed a series of land- and carrier-based demonstrations. In August 2014, the US Navy announced that it had integrated the X-47B into carrier operations alongside manned aircraft, and by May 2015 the aircraft's primary test program was declared complete. Northrop Grumman intends to develop the prototype X-47B into a battlefield-ready aircraft, the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) system, which will enter service in the 2020's. The X-47B demonstrators themselves were intended to become museum exhibits after the completion of their flight testing, but the Navy later decided to maintain them in flying condition pending further development.
This is a 1/48 Freedom Model Kits to build the Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS, with decals for the US Navy.
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