Sunday, 26 April 2015

X-47B completes first ever unmanned refueling exercise

The US Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) aircraft has gone out on a high note (and added yet another acronym to the military lexicon) by conducting the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) exercise. The autonomous aircraft rendezvoused with an Omega K-707 tanker plane off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, successfully taking on 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) of jet fuel as it completed the project's final test objective. .. Continue Reading X-47B completes first ever unmanned refueling exercise

Section: Military

Tags: Aircraft, Autonomous, Aviation, Northrop Grumman, UAV,Unmanned, US Navy, X-47B

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