Outsourcing sensors to unmanned aircraft gives flexibility to manned designs
The Phantom Ray and Phantom Eye represent Boeing's two approaches to unmanned flight and are designed to impact the development of future combat aircraft. In particular, they are expected to funnel new technology into both the U.S. Air Force's next-generation, long-range-strike project and the U.S. Navy's unmanned, carrier-based surveillance and strike (Uclass) programs. Phantom Ray is being designed as a stealthy, unmanned aerial system (UAS) based on the X-45C demonstrator. In ...
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