“Everything we do at Collins we do for a strategic reason,” said Kent Statler, executive vice president, Rockwell Collins Services, speaking of the avionics major’s strengthening foray into the simulation and training market.
Paris Air Show » June 16, 2009
The X-47B is the only stealthy UAV under development that is currently acknowledged by the Pentagon–unless you count the recently revealed Predator-C, which General Atomics says has been built with the company’s own funds.
We all know that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) present operational challenges, and making them into stealthy, tailless jets and asking them to do combat is even more challenging. But what about an unmanned stealthy tailless combat jet that must take off and land on an aircraft carrier?