Boeing Phantom Ray. Specifications. A photo.
Boeing Phantom Ray - American military multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 2011, the company «Boeing Integrated Defense Systems».
Boeing Phantom Ray photo
Work on the creation of an unmanned Boeing Phantom Ray aircraft models have become a means carried by American engineers and scientists in the design of aerospace systems and aircraft, even in 2007 year. The new project was positioned as a promising military development, minimizes manned air assets in service with the US. With its broad functionality, an unmanned aerial vehicle can be used not only as an independent combat unit, but also as a means of intelligence, as well as to carry out patrol and observation and special operations.
The first flight of an unmanned aircraft model Boeing Phantom Ray funds held in 2011 year, however, despite the fact that most of the tests have been successfully completed, the project continued to improve. According to preliminary data, the final test of the new UAV Boeing Phantom Ray models are planned for the year 2017, while expect the drone in the armed forces of the USA should be no earlier than 2020 years, and it is provided that the UAV successfully pass all the tests set.
A photoBoeing Phantom Ray
Four high-precision missiles were armed drone Boeing Phantom Ray, allowing to destroy both ground and air targets, as well as two bombs, making it possible to deal with fortified ground targets.
Powerplant drone Boeing Phantom Ray presented a turbojet engine of the brand General Electric F404-GE-102D, whose power is 48,9 kN, which in turn provides the drone overclocking up to speed in 1020 km \ h., While the effective radius of the unmanned action means the order of kilometers 2400.
Specifications Boeing Phantom Ray.
- Length: 11 m .;
- Wingspan: 15 m .;
- Height: 3 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 16550 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 990 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 1020 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 2400 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 12200 m .;
- aircraft engine type: turbojet;
- Powerplant: General Electric F404-GE-102D;
- Power: 48,9 hp
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