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Navy's X-47B makes first arrested landing

The autonomous aircraft's successful ability to grab a special cable upon landing sets it up for its first carrier tests later this month.

By May. 6, 2013

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The Navy's unmanned X-47B flies again

Picking up where it left off during the summer, the futuristic aircraft carries out at-sea maneuvers on and around its third aircraft carrier.

By Nov. 11, 2013

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Unmanned X-47B aircraft completes sea trial

The pilotless prototype shows that it can fit into the crowd on an aircraft carrier flight deck and get the job done "in the most hostile electromagnetic environment on Earth."

By Dec. 20, 2012

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Watch the X-47B make its first catapult take-off

The pilotless aircraft needs to prove that it's up to the rigors of the kind of slingshot launch that it can expect soon from an aircraft carrier.

By Dec. 1, 2012

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X-47B robo-stealth plane attains 1st cruise flight

Northrop Grumman's unmanned stealth plane chalks up another milestone ahead of its anticipated aircraft carrier trials.

By Oct. 10, 2011

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Hooked! X-47B comes in for a carrier landing

Don't try this with your backyard drone. The X-47B has made its first arrested landing on an aircraft carrier, and the world of unmanned aircraft may never be the same.

By Jul. 10, 2013

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Carrier-bound X-47B drone passes remote-control test

On dry land, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy show that they can use a handheld controller to maneuver the drone as if around the tight quarters of an aircraft carrier.

By Nov. 15, 2012

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Navy one step closer to aircraft carrier X-47B flights

The F-18 that landed aboard the USS Eisenhower uses the same avionics and software as the X-47B, a robot stealth plane that's like a UAV drone on steroids.

By Jul. 8, 2011

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X-47B robo-plane takes (flying) wing again

Making its second and third dry runs in the desert, the Northrop Grumman prototype is in the early stages of gearing up for eventual maneuvers on an aircraft carrier.

By Mar. 18, 2011

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Unmanned stealth jet could transform naval aviation

Tailless, stealth UAV, could be operating off US Navy carriers by 2020.

By Sep. 11, 2008