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U.S. Navy's X-47B unmanned aircraft to begin automated in-flight refueling tests as early as next year

According to officials from the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman,the  carrier-based X-47B unmanned aircraft is undergoing preparations to begin automated aerial refueling testing next year. 111 more words

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Defense Bill Restricts U.S. Navy UCLASS Funds

The 2015 compromise defense bill places, released on Wednesday, imposes restrictions on funding for the Navy’s planned production carrier-launched unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over concerns the platform would lack sufficient stealth, survivability and weapons payload. 247 more words

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