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X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Alien Soup, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Alien Soup

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    The US Navy has started testing an X-47B Unmanned Combat Aircraft System (UCAS) aboard the USS Truman, with a video (below) showing it taxiing around the flight deck.

    The current round of tests has focused on "handling and control characteristics," but officials have said the robotic stealth fighters could be launched from the ship's catapult "if all conditions are nominal." The X-47B has already completed some flight tests, and was even launched from a sling on November 29th, but all that happened on land at naval air bases, not on the open water from a working ship.



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