Navy tests drone landings on aircraft carrier along with manned plane

Navy tests drone landings on aircraft carrier along with manned plane
Credit: U.S. Navy photo taken by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Apprentice Alex Millar/Released
The Navy has successfully tested the ability of a drone (the The X-47B) to execute takeoff and landings on an aircraft carrier (USS Theodore Roosevelt) along with a manned aircraft (an F/A-18 Hornet fighter plane). The test marks the first time that a drone has flown a mission in conjunction with manned aircraft as part of normal carrier operations.

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