Corrosion Protection for the X-47B DroneOne of our most popular military packaging projects has made the news again. Aftergenerating buzz as a "UFO" being shipped across country on a flatbed truck, the stealthdrone, or X-47B, has been moved again, but this time its out to sea.On Tuesday, November 27, the US Navy released footage of the the X-47B dronedemonstrator being loaded onto the deck of the USS Harry S. Truman docked at theNorfolk Naval Air Station in Norfolk, VA. The drone is set to undergo its first carrier-based testing for full integration into flight deck operations. Once the drone completes allof its testing, it will be the first aircraft able to land on an aircraft carrier autonomously.In our initial project with this drone, we worked with Northrop Grumann to ensure thecraft would be preserved during cross country transport from California to Maryland.This time, we made a heavy duty cover for the drone during its barge trip through theChesapeake Bay from the Patuxent Naval Air Station to the Norfolk Naval Air Station.The outer material you see in the images is a heavy duty, PVC coated polyester scrimproduct with high tensile strength. This protective cover is custom made from state of theart engineered materials designed for durable corrosion protection in all types of weather.These serve as a sacrificial outer coating to protect items in storage or during transport.
About Protective PackagingProtective Packaging specializes in protecting products, equipment, and machinery fromcorrosion, electrostatic discharge, contaminants, ultraviolet rays and dust during shippingand storage. Our corrosion protection products and services consist of: anti-static andstatic shielding bags, flexible packaging materials, moisture barrier bags, mil specpackaging (military specified) materials, corrosion inhibitors, desiccants, humidityindicator devices, on-site packaging, packaging consulting, and custom-made packaging.