2004 Northrop Grumman 'Special Purpose Unmanned Air Vehicle'

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CammNut said:
Here goes:

First is the Skunk Works' VARIOUS VTOL naval UCAV concept - not sure what the acronym VARIOUS means. This is a candidate for the Skunk Works' next Polecat-style company-funded flight demonstrator.

I knew that I saw something similar before.
 

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Northrop Grumman 2004 \\\\\\

higher quality image of the thing
 

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Theis one is identified as 2004 Northrop Grumman 'Special Purpose Unmanned Air Vehicle' concept, dubbed also as 'High speed survivable lift-fan VTOL attack UAV' and 'High Speed Strike UAV'

An Innovative UAV Design
T. Nietz and S. Baber, Northrop Grumman Corporation, San Diego, CA
AIAA-2004-6380
AIAA 3rd "Unmanned Unlimited" Technical Conference, Workshop and Exhibit, Chicago, Illinois, Sep. 20-23, 2004
 

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