Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FOCUS ON...THE PHANTOM RAY

Yesterday, we got our first view of the latest in drone aircraft when The Phantom Ray hitched a ride on the back of the Shuttle program's 747. The unmanned drone is the pride of Boeing. These aircraft have become extremely popular for the military, especially in Afghanistan.

Here's some info about the Phantom Ray and drones in general...

1. Boeing rolls out new spy drone. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2. Phantom Ray Drone makes its first flight, a piggyback ride on a Shuttle-Carrier 747. [Popular Science]

3. Drones ascend as weapons of war. [San Antonio Express]
4. Chinese military drones pose Western challenge. [MarketWatch]

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