Northrop Grumman’s unmanned X-47B is a radio-controlled “19-foot craft that can carry a 4500-lb. payload.” This craft may fly as early as next year. Click here first picture in gallery.

Besides calling the beast a ‘manhunter,’ the company plans to equip the unmanned plane with air-to-air missiles, laser and microwave firepower (called ‘directed energy and rechargeable weapons’) that can take out enemy missiles

[via Dvice]

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