An unusual looking object traveling through Cowley County was the cause of much conversation and speculation Monday morning. Hauled on a large flatbed truck along US Highway 77, area residents got a look at a 32-foot-wide dull gray wrapped apparatus shaped like a flying saucer and featuring flashing red lights. Reports were that the object is a Navy drone which, after wings are attached, will fly off aircraft carriers…winfieldcourier
Witness 1: “My sister and her boyfriend were heading back to Arkansas City KS coming from the gas station-casino on or near the Oklahoma state line, when they noticed the object being towed. A state trooper escorted it and black truck followed”.
Witness 2: This very large craft was driving through Ponca City, Ok just before noon on (12-11-2011). It was escorted by a convoy of about 15 marked and unmarked law enforcement vehicles headed north. The craft was so large the street signs in the center had to be cut down just to pass through town.
It is clear that this is a drone (X-47B) developed by Northrop Grumman in Palmdale in California.. Wind River congratulates U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman for first flight of X-47B