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    An article about the sharing of Reaper assets including some interesting details about the RAF Reaper deployment in Iraq and the shared USAF/RAF Rivet Joint fleet:

    http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...reaper-411438/

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    Fueled in flight: X-47B first to complete autonomous aerial refueling




    The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refeuling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program.


    http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm...sStory&id=5880








    Last edited by bring_it_on; 22nd April 2015 at 23:14.
    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    Lovely shots. Am I right in thinking that it's going to be retired now?
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    why governments don't want too many drones flying around: you could start to see a lot of these video's...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=82&v=TyLfHuPZQQY

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmalaya View Post
    Lovely shots. Am I write in thinking that it's going to be retired now?
    Yup..
    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    Isreali firm sells Hero UAV/munition to undisclosed Special Forces:

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    Which begs the question of how targeting of an individual by this system might be reported. Is it a Special Forces operation or a UAV strike?

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    One reason why the x47b refuelling is nice but not unique? As I suggested....
    http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/is-...uel-1702048915

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    Is This Proof That The US Air Force Can Aerially Refuel Stealth Drones?
    NO! End of article. The timing of the photo release is interesting but it doesn't prove anything. If the person or persons supplying him with pictures were remotely interested in proving anything they would have showed a picture even on the ground showing that the Sentinel is even capable of receiving fuel in the first place.

    Its like using this picture, and claiming that the B-52 can land on a carrier -

    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    not land, but take off as seen in the pic above,
    in a joint venture, USAF & USN verified that it could perform a Doolittle raid today too
    the missile will require about five times the G capability of the target to complete a successful intercept.
    -Robert L Shaw

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    bring_it_on, clearly you have the wrong image there. This must be the accurate image of the B52 landing trials:

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    What do you make of the suggestion that there is a bigger version of the RQ170 knocking around? I note that some on Secret Projects don't like this story because of the lack of evidence of refuelling infrastructure on the RQ170, but if it were a different variant in the images...... or perhaps LM released it to steal the limelight from NG?

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    What do you make of the suggestion that there is a bigger version of the RQ170 knocking around?
    Could very well be, plus we already know that the RQ-180 exists. My point was that either a RQ170+ or an RQ180 may have demonstrated/accomplished Mid-Air autonomous refueling in the past, but from the blog that posted the picture, and the picture themselves we cannot assume to be any evidence in support of that.
    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    Lots of Global Hawk money for the next 5 years to fund improvements and increased usage:

    http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...hrough-412235/

    It looks like Flight Global has given up on the English form of English though if you look at the article title....

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    MALE 2020 image from Italy:

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    This is the Franco/German/Italian MALE that has usurped the Anglo/French Telemos right? Is this still happening?

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    Here's a little bigger image from Alenia's twitter.
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    It's quite a bit different from Dassault's MALE 2020 model from only last year.

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    Very Predator C. Is a design like this significantly stealthier than the Global hawk for example or for that matter?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mupp View Post
    Here's a little bigger image from Alenia's twitter.
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    It's quite a bit different from Dassault's MALE 2020 model from only last year.
    Bizarre... Looks as optinnaly manned.

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    Very Predator C
    Similar mission as well.



    Last edited by bring_it_on; 15th May 2015 at 14:03.
    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    I haven't heard that the MALE 2020 is to have a weapons bay, although if they are going to put a cockpit in it who knows!

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    It looks like General Atomic's Avenger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmalaya View Post
    I haven't heard that the MALE 2020 is to have a weapons bay, although if they are going to put a cockpit in it who knows!
    I don;t see a cockpit in the picture perhaps its just me. I do see a SAT antennal like most UAV's.
    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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