Northrop Grumman X-47C
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|Role||Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle|
|Primary user||United States Navy|
|Developed from||Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
Northrop Grumman X-47B
The Northrop Grumman X-47C is designed to be a stealth, unmanned aircraft. Its ancestors the X-47A and the X-47B made this unmanned aircraft possible to carry out the "stealth" that was needed in order to be undetectable by radar. It is planned to have a payload of 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg), significantly exceeding that of the X-47A. The initial date for building the aircraft was in 2018, although changes will most likely be made as in whether to continue with the design or to use a more advanced system.