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Boeing X-46. Specifications. A photo.
Boeing X-46. Specifications. A photo.

Boeing X-46. Specifications. A photo.


Boeing X-46 - US military combat drone designed 2013, the company «Boeing».

Design and development of multi-purpose unmanned aircraft model Boeing X-46 2006 started in the year. The main initiator of this project was the military command of the Naval Forces of the USA, which is needed for quality drones capable of carrying out not only a reconnaissance, but also to carry out the destruction of water, ground and air targets. Needless unmanned aerial vehicle was designed on the basis of the available earlier projects that allowed to some extent to reduce the cost of the drone, however, the final release date of the UAV currently remains unknown.

His first test of an unmanned aerial vehicle model Boeing X-46 2013 has undergone in the year, however, this information is not officially advertised as drone is still required a number of technical improvements. Estimated date of completion of the formal development of this UAV is scheduled for the year 2020, while the supply of drone Boeing X-46 in the US armed forces allegedly must start in 2022-2023 years.

Due to the fact that the unmanned aerial vehicle project is a secret development, most of the characteristics of this drone is unknown, however, it is clear that the power plant of the UAV will be presented by the turbojet engine, capable to disperse the drone up to speed in 950 km \ h., While combat radius of action of this UAV should be about 500 km.

Given the peculiarity of the use of drone Boeing X-46, armed with this unmanned likely will be two high-precision missiles to fight against ground targets, two missiles to combat air targets, as well as four high-precision bombs.


Specifications Boeing X-46.


  • Length: 9,1 m .;
  • Wingspan: 12 m .;
  • Height: 2,2 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 4000 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 850 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 950 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2000 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 11000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbojet;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.


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