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X-47B UAV performs first launch from an aircraft carrier
Patuxent River, USA - After a 65-minute flight, the drone landed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River
The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a remote-controlled aircraft) completed on Tuesday its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush off the coast of Virginia. "Today we saw a small, but significant pixel in the future picture of our Navy as we begin integration of unmanned systems into arguably the most complex warfighting environment that exists today: the flight deck of...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency