This is making aviation history with the successful deployment of the X-47B, the first ever carrier-based launches and recoveries by an autonomous, low-observable relevant unmanned aircraft and successfully conducting the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft. AAR unlocks the full potential of what an unmanned surveillance, strike and reconnaissance system can do in support of the Navy. This historical demonstration solidify the concept of future unmanned aircraft and proved that the X-47B can perform standard missions like aerial refueling and operate seamlessly with manned aircraft as part of the Carrier Air Wing.
A New Generation of Unmanned Stealth Jets
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