Message posted by Vahe Demirjian (Member since 04/28/2022) on November 15, 2023 at 20:59:41 PST:
According to a recent post on this forum, the "RQ-180" designation cited for the unmanned Northrop Grumman P-ISR flying wing in the December 2013 Aviation Week and Space Technology article about this aircraft originated in a single article resulting in a background briefing to AW&ST's then-Washington correspondent back in 2010. Has there been subtle hint about where the number 180 in "RQ-180" came from? I would not be surprised if the true designation of the Northrop Grumman P-ISR flying wing informally called "RQ-180" turns out to be RQ-29 because the AW&ST article from December 2013 neve cited any sources to back up its assertion about "RQ-180" being the designation for the unmanned Northrop Grumman P-ISR flying wing.
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