First Flight for Navy's Bat-Wing Fighter-Sized Drone


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Feb 7, 2011 — Last Friday (2/4) the U.S. Navy's new bat-winged X-47B unmanned aircraft successfully completed its historic first flight at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California. The first flight of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) lasted 29 minutes.
In a press release Northrop Grumman, which is the UCAS-D prime contractor, said the "event marks a critical step in the program, moving the team forward to meet the demonstration objectives of a tailless fighter-sized unmanned aircraft to safely take off from and land on the deck of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier."

Source: Planet Data

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