X-47B unmanned fight plane begins mild exercises aboard USS Truman (video)
Whereas the USAF has been tacking missiles onto Predator drones for fairly a while, up to now a real unmanned assault aircraft has but to grace any service decks — till now. The US Navy has began flogging an X-47B Unmanned Fight Plane System (UCAS) aboard the united statesTruman, with a video (under the break) displaying it taxiing across the flight deck. The present spherical of checks has targeted on “dealing with and management traits,” however officers have stated the robotic stealth fighters might be launched from the ship’s catapult “if all circumstances are nominal.” The X-47B has already accomplished some flight checks, and was even launched from a sling on November twenty ninth, however all that occurred at naval air bases, not on the open water. With all the unmanned plane coming into the army’s system, we will think about plenty of pilots on the Truman have been giving it the stink-eye.