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X-47B Gets Two More Years of Tests to Prep Navy for Robot Warplanes

Last month, Northrop Grumman's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air thingy (Vehicle or System, take your pick) did a mostly excellent job at autonomously taking off from, and more importantly landing on, an aircraft carrier.

The X-47B will 'fully integrate with a 70-plane carrier air wing for several weeks,' to (hopefully) show that robots can seamlessly work with manned aircraft in carrier operations.

In addition to testing out the robotic aircraft more thoroughly, these deployments will also serve to prepare the aircraft carriers themselves for routine drone operations.

X-47B Historic Drone Carrier Landing

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