Scaled Composites Model 395/Proteus

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Introduction
The Scaled Composites Model 395 is an unmanned air vehicle which is currently under development. It is a derivative of the Scaled Composites Model 281 Proteus aircraft, and is being developed jointly with Northrop Grumman, who is funding the project.

Northrop Grumman is using the Proteus to research new UAV technologies, as it can be controlled from the cockpit, a ground control station, or operate semi-autonomously. Scaled, in partnership with Northrop Grumman, is offering a fully unmanned version of the Proteus, labeled Model 395, as part of the competition for the USAF Hunter-Killer competition. If selected, that product would have been flown in 2007.

On February 24, 2005, Proteus became Scaled’s first bomber with the release of an inert 500-pound weapon over Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

Specs

Powerplant : 2 × Williams FJ44-2 turbofans, 2,293 lbf (10.20 kN) thrust each

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Model 395/Proteus17.1723.655.3856705041418593

Manufacturer
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USAScaled CompositesMojave, Californiahttp://www.scaled.com