NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
This 35-second video taken March 5, 2007 shows the Ikhana remotely-piloted aircraft taking off.
Ikhana, an MQ-9 Predator B aircraft, was built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., and is flown by NASA’s Dryden (now Armstrong) Flight Research Center. Ikhana is a Native American Choctaw word meaning intelligent, conscious, or aware. The name is descriptive of the research goals NASA has established for the aircraft and its related systems.
To learn more about Ikhana visit: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-097-DFRC.html
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