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Unmanned X-47B Completes First Carrier-Based Arrested Landing

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), July 10, 2013. The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

Below is a photo for the history books. It shows a tailless, unmanned autonomous aircraft landing on an aircraft carrier. It’s a first for the Navy.  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Wednesday’s milestone on Twitter. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator completed the arrested landing on the flight …

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Unmanned X-47B Completes First Carrier-Based Launch

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), May 14. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman by Alan Radecki/Released)

U.S. Navy aviation achieved a historic milestone today. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia, May 14.   The unmanned aircraft launched from the deck of George H.W. Bush at …

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