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INTRODUCING

THE

X-47B
Aerospace goliath Northrop
Grumman has taken the
wraps off one of the most
advanced robot aircraft in
the world, the X-47B
Unmanned Combat Air
System (UCAS).
The X-47B is intended to
operate from the flight deck
of US Navy aircraft carriers,
carrying out entire missions
including air-to-air refueling
without pilot input.
Captain Martin Deppe , of
the Navy’s X-47B project
said that Northrop will
provide four demonstration
aircraft, mainly intended to
prove that unmanned
planes can successfully
take off from, and land
onto, US carriers.
Northrop Grumman states
that the X-47B, now
completed, will enter
ground and flight tests in
the autumn of 2009. Carrier
trials are scheduled in 2011.
And now, the X-47B
NOT THE END
BUT THE
BEGINNING