Future of Naval Aviation [Updated]

26.11.12

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by DAVID AXE

Courtesy of the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman, below are photos and videos of the Northrop X-47B Naval Unmanned Combat Air System — a carrier-launched, killer drone — being craned aboard the USS Harry S. Truman for deck-handling tests on Nov. 26.

The tests will look a lot like the earlier demo seen in the video above. The X-47′s first carrier launch could take place next year, paving the way for a formal acquisition of long-range strike robots for the Navy by 2018.

Navy photo.

Northrop Grumman photo.

Navy photo.

Navy photo.

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3 Responses to “Future of Naval Aviation [Updated]”

  1. David says:

    It’s always nice to see the “special” Military hardware. I wonder what else secret toys the military has that’s not known to the public…

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