Secret US Spy Aircraft. It's About Time!

  • Dec 8, 2013 7:54am GMT

After seeing artists' renditions of fabled spy planes supposedly still hidden from the public eye plastered on the covers of magazines for the past decade with none of them coming to fruition, some of us had started to lose hope that the United States government still had any creative aeronautical engineers left. It seemed like Area 51 might, as of late, be occupied with only secret night clubs and brothels. Thank you Northrop Grumman, for restoring some of our faith in the creativity of the US and giving us the curiosity of a kid again. It might even be time to grab a copy of Popular Science off the news stand again.

Check out Aviation Week's rendering of the Air Force RQ-180 here.