The CleanEra X-3 is a the third generation aircraft of the ZEFT family. This aircraft will first be manufactured as being an autonomous vehicle, but when tested succesfully the next step will be to create the first silent manned aircraft with zero emissions. This generation of CleanEra aircraft is still in a very preliminary phase and therefore only several artist impressions of this plane are available. Before the detailed design phase for this manned generation can begin, its predecessors have to be build and flown to acquire the necessary data for this new revolutionary aircraft configuration.
Some preliminary performance characteristics of the manned CleanEra X-3: