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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.

http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/19/x47-b-carrier-maneuvers/

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

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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

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