"Don't worry, that's not an alien spacecraft, just a flying military robot. That is a totally normal sentence in 2012. I love the future."

Drivers in Washington DC freaked out by sight of an X-47b being towed on a flatbed truck; think it's a UFO. Washington Post story here, including the amusing Twitter response I quoted in the headline, which came once citizens were informed that it was just a military drone. 

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Comment by Muhammad Al-Rawi on June 14, 2012 at 12:51pm

Hahahaha, comical. 

Comment by Matthew Schroyer on June 14, 2012 at 2:46pm

Just a military drone, eh? That's really close for a civilian to get to an experimental UCAV. I'm surprised agents "J" and "K" didn't do a memory wipe with the flashy blinky thing. ;)

Comment by Jonathan M on June 14, 2012 at 7:29pm

It's an amazing bird.  I saw it in person a few years ago while it was still being constructed.  Looks straight out of a sci-fi flick.  First flight created a big buzz around the offices at northrop!

I wonder what insurance costs on that rig...


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Comment by Michael Pursifull on June 15, 2012 at 12:01am

Maybe it wasn't Northrup moving it? They can get pretty serious about the "Tow-away" no parking without a parking pass type areas in Northern Virginia and DC... *wink*

Comment by John Moore on June 15, 2012 at 10:41am

Its going to Pax River for simulated carrier ops.

Comment by Russkel on June 15, 2012 at 5:03pm

That's what they want you to think!

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