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The Navy's X-47B combat UAV demonstrator successfully paired with an an Omega Air KC-707 airtanker earlier this week. This marks the first time in aviation history for a UAV to demonstrate aerial refueling capabilities. Unfortunately, these tests also likely mark the end of the X-47B program. Desp...

April 16th 2015 at 11:08pm 0 Comments
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For the last few years, the Navy has been working on UCASS, a project to build a drone that'll replace surveillance and attack craft with one vehicle. We've already seen the X-47B demonstrate its ability to fly with manned squadrons and land on a carrier, but it looks as if we won't be seeing it i...

February 5th 2015 at 10:26am 0 Comments
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The US Navy's unmanned plane, the X-47B, has been in development for years. It first flew in 2011, began testing aboard an aircraft carrier in late 2012, and finally took off from a floating airstrip earlier this year. Taking off from a moving ship is easier than landing on one, of course, but the...

July 10th 2013 at 10:24pm 0 Comments
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The evil geniuses at Northrop Grumman successfully completed the first flight of its X-47B unmanned stealth bomber a few days ago at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, California. In the air for a full twenty-nine minutes, the tailless, fighter-sized UAV flew to 5,000 feet and completed several rac...

February 7th 2011 at 1:49pm 0 Comments