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DARPA showed what the new low-profile XRQ-73 drone will look like

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun25,2024

DARPA showed what the new inconspicuous XRQ-73 drone will look like /></p>
<p>The new unmanned aerial vehicle, created according to the aerodynamic scheme of the "flying wing" and equipped with a hybrid-electric power plant, received the designation XRQ-73. It is being developed by the US Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).</p>
<p>DARPA hopes to conduct the first flight tests of the XRQ-73 as early as 2024, The War Zone reported.</p>
<p>Drone XRQ- 73 is outwardly similar to a number of already existing devices — for example, on the RQ-170 Sentinel from the Skunk Works division of the American military-industrial corporation Lockheed Martin. However, the XRQ-73 received a pair of air intakes in the upper part of the central section of the fuselage instead of one.</p>
<p>No technical details about the XRQ-73 have been released yet, but it is known that the drone will weigh 566 kilograms. It is included in the so-called group 3 UAVs, the devices of which can fly at an altitude of one to 54 kilometers and develop a maximum speed of 185 to 460 kilometers per hour.</p>
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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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