First Catapult Launch for Navy Killer Drone

29.11.12

Categorie: Air, David Axe, Naval, Robots |
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by DAVID AXE

Just a few days after its twin was craned aboard the carrier USS Harry S. Truman for deckhandling tests, a Northrop Grumman X-47B drone has been successfully launched by a land-based catapult simulating the systems aboard ship.

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2 Responses to “First Catapult Launch for Navy Killer Drone”

  1. Roger Cowles says:

    Interesting that in the week that China starts to catch up on 50 years of Naval aviation experience by landing a manned jet on a carrier the US starts in on the future by embarking robots …


    Roj

  2. Jay Perry says:

    Haven’t they been shooting that aircraft off the cat at Pax River for a couple of years now?

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