DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Conduct First East Coast Flight of X-47B Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - July 31, 2012: The U.S. Navy/Northrop Grumman-developed X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System made its debut flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., on Sunday, July 29.
The 36-minute flight marks the first time an autonomous, carrier-capable unmanned system has flown at Pax River. The flight is also a major milestone on the path to beginning carrier suitability testing this fall.
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