On the marine, aviation and of cosmic exhibition held in Washington, Lockheed Martin company introduced its own UAV project. The device will be created within applets UCLASS (Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike) U.S. Navy
UAV will be created research division «Skunk Works» on a «flying wing» with one engine, vozduhopoglotitelem and 2 air brakes on the upper plane. Has tricycle landing gear, wing folding mechanism for carrier-based. On this edition AirCosmos said.
The project will apply technology F-35C (a marine Joint Strike Fighter), for example, chassis and brake hook. The device will also be based on intelligence UAV RQ-170 Sentinel USAF.
March 26, 2013 the U.S. Navy announced their own intentions to start a new step applets UCLASS, in what would be considered four preliminary concepts during 2014, 2015 and 2016 ft. / Y
In the competition, not including project Lockheed Martin, will participate X-47B Northrop Grumman, Phantom Ray «Boeing» and Avenger of General Atomics. Currently, only the demonstrators built X-47B and Avenger. Purpose of achieving the original applets UCLASS system is ready for operational use in 2020.