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Not a UFO silly, It’s a UAV

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If you’re one of those people who are wont to look at the night-time sky suspiciously, wearily eyeing everything up there as a possible UFO, read tis very carefully. When Boeing begins test flights of its new Phantom Ray super spy unmanned plane from December, don’t mistake it for a UFO come to take you back to the mother ship. This pilotless machine can cruise at 988 kmph, has a wingspan of 50 ft and is 36 ft long, and looks a bit like the stealth plane in the Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson flick I Spy. The Phantom Ray can’t be tracked by radar; and has an engine housed inside the body to reduce its heat signature. The plane is a prototype made for the American air force; though Boeing insists that it will be the test bed for their new technologies.