Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Conduct First Arrested Landing of X-47B

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy have conducted the first fly-in arrested landing of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator. Conducted May 4 at the Navy’s shore-based catapult and arresting gear complex at Patuxent River, the test represents the first arrested landing by a Navy unmanned aircraft. It marks the beginning of the final phase of testing prior to carrier-based trials planned for later in the month.

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