First catapult launch of the X-47B from aircraft carrier

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) off the coast of Virginia on May 14. The Northrop Grumman vehicle landed at NAS Patuxent River.

Image credit: Alan Radecki, Northrop Grumman

Image credit: Alan Radecki, Northrop Grumman

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