(STL.News) The United States’s shadowy stealth spy drone, RQ-180, may have been spotted for the first time.
Actor Rob Kolinsky captured it flying over his house and posted it on Instagram. He uploaded the picture with the caption: “This thing flew over my house several weeks ago and I still have yet to identify it,” adding that it was shaped like a B-21 but painted in white.
Kolinsky added, “I was not going to post it but I thought that if it were really classified, they wouldn’t be flying it in broad daylight like this,”
Aviation Week Network classified the object as Northrop Grumman RQ-180 unmanned aircraft system, whose presence in the US Air Force has never been acknowledged.
“A picture has surfaced showing a new aircraft generally matching Aviation Week’s understanding of the shape of what is commonly known as the RQ-180 unmanned aircraft system (UAS),” reported Aviation Week, adding that the picture was taken in daylight hours above California City, at an estimated altitude of 20,000 ft.
The Northrop Grumman RQ-180 is an American stealth unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) surveillance aircraft intended for contested airspace. Evidence indicates that it is being used in regular front-line service. Edwards Air Force Base personnel have reportedly nicknamed the RQ-180 the “Great White Bat” and “Shikaka”.
In this video Defense Updates analyzes why Northrop Grumman RQ-180 will be a game-changer in unmanned air combat?
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