Aircraft Photo of N281PR | Scaled Composites 281 Proteus | Scaled Composites | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N281PR
Aircraft Original Type:Scaled Composites 281 Proteus
Aircraft Generic Type:Scaled Composites 281 Proteus
Aircraft Version:Scaled Composites 281 Proteus
Operator / Titles:Scaled Composites
C/n (msn):001
Location
City / Airport:Mojave - Air and Space PortMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KMHV   IATA: MHV   Local: MHV   Other: -
 
Photo Date:21 November 2008
Photo by:Gerhard PlomitzerContact
Photo ID: 150673
Photographer's Remark

A weird aircraft design, very unusual to the eye. Proteus is a high altitude research platform, which can carry different types of payloads, it is seen carrying the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP), an USAF project led by contractor Northrop Grumman to develop the next generation of airborne air-to-air and air-to-ground radar systems. Proteus is able to stay airborne for quite a long time and enjoyed the company of a chase plane (Piper Cheyenne) on this day.

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