Boeing Airpower Teaming System (ATS) - MQ-28A Ghost Bat

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Anyone understand what the guy is doing at 00:07 (bolting screw on the skin)?

Screwing on an access panel, presumably. Not sure why it seemed noteworthy.
 

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talking of offensive scenario...and it's me or AIM-120D there?
 

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Having watched again the video, I admit that I might have been confused by the paint. Sorry for that.

Anyway, @TomS, was it necessary to pass me for an imbecile?
 

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Anyone understand what the guy is doing at 00:07 (bolting screw on the skin)?
Probably making the same thing as this guy with a measuring tape - imitating a wild activity for a video operator
 

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It would be really hard to put Slammer inside if weapons bay are considered for production version though...
 

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Boeing Video

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSKNW-KAaJ0

and australian govermnent video, which is longer.
also kind of shows the bay. looks like a single bay

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN6bw35nzSQ
Can you point me to the time stamp where the bay can be seen?
second video at 0:33
I suggest you watch it at full screen because its at the very top edge

looks a bit narrow, perhaps big enough for one or two missiles?
 

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^ after looking at it again, I think you're right!
where do you think the bay is if at all?
 

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Does anyone know the powerplant used for this airframe? I have a hunch it’s an off the shelf or minimally derived commercial turbofan.
 

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That's a good looking airplane. For what reason is there no chatter about the USAF acquiring these for themselves? Is it because the XQ-58 or possibly classified programs fit their need better?
 

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That's a good looking airplane. For what reason is there no chatter about the USAF acquiring these for themselves? Is it because the XQ-58 or possibly classified programs fit their need better?
it could be a reason to reduce f-35 numbers and which is bad if you wanna stay on cost target for the f-35
 

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That's a good looking airplane. For what reason is there no chatter about the USAF acquiring these for themselves? Is it because the XQ-58 or possibly classified programs fit their need better?
Err...it is in the running:


 

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Looks like a smaller, unmanned version of the McAir/Northrop JSF offering, note the Lambda wing planform.
...without weapon bays :(
Probably will get bays in subsequent versions, these two are probably for envelope expansion, loads and basic mission profiles.
Most probably not
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/boeing-ats-airpower-teaming-system.31452/post-429563
 
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