UFO Spotted On The Capitol Beltway?
Sorry ET fans it was just an X-47B Unmanned Drone, but we did prepare this aircraft for it's cross country trip.
As promised, we are updating you on other “UFO” sightings generated by our protective packaging materials. Around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday drivers first saw the X-47B unmanned drone being hauled on a flatbed truck on I-270, and then again down I-495 in Washington. The drone was being transported from Edwards Air Force Base in California to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland for testing.
As you can guess pictures began popping up on Twitter and 911 was called about the “UFO” sighting! An official at Northrop Grumman confirmed on Thursday that the craft was actually an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System.
The X-47B is wrapped in moisture barrier material, heat sealed, and covered with a heavy duty, weather-resistant tarp. Once again, the final packaged drone does look a lot like a UFO, but it sure won’t suffer any damage from corrosion during its trip! You can read the full story here. We’ll continue to keep you updated on any other “UFO” sightings that our protective packaging materials may generate.