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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

August is the month of decision for Navy's UCLASS

August is the month of decision for UCLASS, the Navy’s controversial program to build armed drones that fly off aircraft carriers. At stake: whether the “Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance & Strike” aircraft will be primarily ISR (surveillance) or a bomber (strike). 73 more words

Military Aviation

China Surpasses US in Drone Technologies

Qianzhan.com says in its report on July 19, that due to quick progress in technology, there have been widespread applications of UAV (unmanned air vehicle) known also as drones, especially military application in the world that may lead to a new mode of battle. 637 more words