New pictures have emerged of the Lockheed RQ-170 Sentinel stealth UA, which has been flying in Afghanistan since 2009.
There is much speculation that aside from the obvious reconnaissance functions, the Sentinel could be used to carry “a high-powered microwave source” to fry computers and electronic equipment on the ground, or an electronic jamming platform to support other aircraft.
The US Air Force is known to be interested in microwave weaponry. Last month it gave BAE Systems $150,000 to fry computers with microwaves, to see how much damage they could resist. And in November, Lockheed was given $230,000 to develop a “high-power microwave energy weapon” concept.
Photo from the Secret Projects Forum