X-47B drone with F A-18 aircraft

X-47B drone and F/A-18 Hornet conduct historic combined manned, unmanned carrier operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).    Watch the video…

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The X-47B drone completed a series of tests demonstrating its ability to operate safely and seamlessly with manned aircraft.

X-47B and F A-18

The first series of manned/unmanned operations began Sunday morning when the ship launched an F/A-18 and an X-47B. After an eight-minute flight, the X-47B executed an arrested landing, folded its wings and taxied out of the landing area.

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source US Navy