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SpudmanWP wrote:Remember that the X-47B has a big X in front. It is not meant to be operational and would go through a further developmental cycle before it would become operational (ala YF-22 to F-22, X-35 to F-35, etc)
Yes, the X-47B is a technology demonstrator isn't it? I'd expect the USN to implement substantial modifications in any future derivative of the design. IMO they will probably want something with a bit more range.