PATUXENT RIVER, Md. - Remember the ‘UFO' that motorists spotted along D.C. highways back in June?


The saucer-shaped object caused a stir in the area prompting many to call 911 and to post photos on Twitter.


We later learned the mysterious object was an experimental, unmanned aircraft called an X-47B.


The aircraft was delivered to the Patuxent Naval Air Station for testing and on Tuesday FOX 5 got its first close-up look at the drone.


According to Northrop Grumman, the saucer-like shape of the aircraft is a deliberate effort to make it harder to detect.


Remotely-piloted aircraft like the X-47B can be used for surveillance or can carry weapons.



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