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X-47B demonstrates autonomous aerial refueling over the Atlantic Ocean

A new milestone in the history of unmanned aircraft was made yesterday, as 'Salty Dog 502' X-47B, the first drone designed to operate from US Navy carriers linked to adrogue of an Omega tanker off the coast of Maryland.

Arrested Landing Completes X-47B Unmanned UCAS-D Preparations For Carrier Tests

The U.S. Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator performed its first arrested landing at Patuxent River, Naval Air Station in Maryland, on...

Unmanned X-47B Begins Envelope Expansion Tests over Edwards

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft reached a major milestone Sept. 30 when it retracted its landing gear and flew in its cruise configuration for the first time. The flight, conducted at Edwards Air Force Base, also helped validate precision navigation hardware and software that will allow the X-47B to land with precision on the moving deck of an aircraft carrier.

X-47 Remains on Schedule for Sea Trials despite First Flight Delay

The first flight of the U.S. Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator has been postponed by several months and will take place at Edwards...

US Navy Launch Unmanned Combat Aerial System – Carrier Demonstration Program

"Our goal is to find interest within the Navy supporting the Unmanned Combat Aerial System Demonstrator (UCAS) program showing the potential and convincing them...

Northrop Grumman to Build an Unmanned Combat Aircraft for the US...

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) won a $635 million US Navy contract to build a Carrier-based (CV) Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration vehicle (UCAS-D). The...

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