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Northrop Grumman sizes up UK UCAV requirements

Northrop Grumman is pitching the unmanned combat air vehicle technology derived from its US Navy-sponsored X-47B demonstrator to the UK, to feed into its Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme. 173 more words

Military Aviation

Navy drone plays well with manned aircraft, caps it with a carrier landing

Very exciting and scary at the same time…

Development is picking up the pace, I just hope it will be used for good.


What are your thoughts about this?
Are you against it?

Tech News

Navy tests drone landings on aircraft carrier along with manned plane

Credit: U.S. Navy photo taken by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Apprentice Alex Millar/Released The Navy has successfully tested the ability of a drone (the The X-47B) to execute takeoff and landings on an aircraft carrier (USS Theodore Roosevelt) along with a manned aircraft (an F/A-18 Hornet fighter plane). 28 more words


X-47B Unmanned Air System and an F/A-18 Hornet operate together from aircraft carrier for the first time

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy offered a glimpse of the future of carrier aviation on Aug. 17 by conducting a series of cooperative flights from the aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt, using an X-47B Unmanned Air System (UCAS) and an F/A-18 Hornet, the company stated in a news release. 327 more words

Defence Watch

Sharing Airspace with X-47B

Recently, I was asked to share my thoughts on the upcoming X-47B detachment aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as we prepare to demonstrate limited integration of an unmanned system into the carrier air wing.  560 more words

Military Aviation