Via The DEW Line blog, here’s Lockheed Martin art depicting the company’s newest killer drone, the Sea Ghost. The flying-wing, jet-powered robot is Lockheed’s entry into the Navy’s competition for a carrier-launched strike and surveillance drone. Northrop Grumman’s X-47B, Boeing’s X-45C and the General Atomics Sea Avenger are all contenders.
The Sea Ghost is apparently derived from Lockheed’s RQ-170 spy drone and the Polecat prototype. Recent imagery of a wing-shaped airframe at the company’s facility in Palmdale, California, could be evidence of the Sea Ghost’s development.