While the launch of the first unmanned aircraft from a carrier made U.S. Navy history, our Sailors were still very much involved.
What was it like to be a part of X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator’s catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on May 14? Find out from some of the Sailors who were a part of this historic launch.
What do they think about the future of unmanned aircraft?
Just days after its historic launch from the aircraft carrier, the X-47B successfully completed the first unmanned touch and go landing aboard USS George H.W. Bush on May 17.
In the coming months, the X-47B team will conduct additional shore-based testing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River – where the X-47B landed following its 65-minute flight on May 14 – before its final carrier-based arrested landing demonstration later this summer.
What do you think about the future of unmanned aircraft in the Navy? Let us know by commenting below.