Maritime surveillance capabilities boosted with UAV's history-making carrier landing
For the first time in history an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has landed on an aircraft carrier. Northrop Grumman’s X-47B successfully performed the most challenging manoeuvre in naval aviation by putting wheels on the ground on the USS George H.W.Bush off the coast of Virginia.
"You saw the future today," Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said after the landing. "This is the first of the next generation of naval aircraft."
The landing went to plan without incident, leading Mabus to asser...
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