The unmanned aircraft spreads its wings in a historic catapult launch from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Here's how the U.S. Navy got everything shipshape.
Picking up where it left off during the summer, the futuristic aircraft carries out at-sea maneuvers on and around its third aircraft carrier.
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.
The unmanned aircraft was flung into the air from a catapult on the flight deck of the USS George H.W. Bush this morning for a 65-minute transit back to dry land.
The autonomous aircraft's successful ability to grab a special cable upon landing sets it up for its first carrier tests later this month.
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."
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.
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.
The U.S. Navy gets another step closer to having an unmanned aircraft that can fly autonomously to and from the unforgiving environment of an aircraft carrier.
Northrop Grumman's unmanned stealth plane chalks up another milestone ahead of its anticipated aircraft carrier trials.