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Navy Conducts Carrier-Based Testing of Drone

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy says tests have demonstrated a drone's ability to integrate with the environment of an aircraft carrier.

The X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator was tested Saturday and Sunday during flight operations aboard the U.S. Theodore Roosevelt.

The Navy says in a news release that touch and go maneuvers generated data characterizing the environment in close proximity of the carrier's flight deck.

The drone also completed arrested landings and catapult landings, and participated in flight deck handling drills.

Each 45-minute flight was monitored by mission operators from a portable command and control unit.

Rear Adm. Mat Winter says the weekend tests are a significant step toward integrating unmanned capabilities into the Navy's carrier airwings and aircraft carrier environments.

 

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