Military Drones Present And Future: Visual TourThe Pentagon's growing fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles ranges from hand-launched machines to the Air Force's experimental X-37B space plane.
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Boeing's Phantom Ray successfully completed a 17-minute test flight at Edwards Air Force Base in California last year. The UAV flew to 7,500 feet and reached a speed of 178 knots. It's designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; autonomous air refueling of other aircraft; electronic attack; and other strikes against enemy targets.
Image credit: Boeing
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