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X-47B drone completes at-sea deck handling trials

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman have completed a series of deck handling trials for the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. The exercises demonstrated the ability to maneuver the tailless, strike-fighter-sized aircraft on the flight deck using a wireless handheld controller. Northrop Grumman is the Navy's prime contractor for the UCAS-Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program.


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