With Drone wars going on over the Ukraine and Russia?
One could look around for the most advanced drone in the American arsenal….
Quietly, among the military aviation world, there is the knowledge of a seemingly operational new US spy jet that is unmanned….
A new ‘bat wing’ spy drone is probably hard at work for the US intelligence Community…
An aircraft that appears to be the U.S. Air Force’s secret RQ-180 stealth spy drone has been photographed flying over the Philippines.
The photo appears to back up reporting that the jet-powered, batwing RQ-180—in essence a weaponless, pilotless stealth bomber—is flying from Guam for operations around China.
Michael Fugnit, a self-described “skywatcher,” was in Sorogon, in Luzon south of Manila, when he saw—but didn’t hear—an aircraft high overhead.
His photo, which quickly circulated on social media, depicts a flying wing aircraft trailing a contrail.
The shape and contrail match those in a photo that plane-spotter Rob Kolinsky snapped near Edwards Air Force Base in California in October.
They also match the description of the RQ-180 that has been emerging in the media since Aviation Week reporters Amy Butler and Bill Sweetman broke the news of the RQ-180’s existence back in late 2013.
The RQ-180, which reportedly is a Northrop Grumman product, meets an obvious need on the part of the U.S. Air Force for long-range, penetrating aerial reconnaissance in highly defended enemy air space….
top image of the RQ-180 NBC/Aviation Week
bottome image…Rob Kolinsky