The UFO-shaped X-47B drone performed a first-of-a-kind landing trick that brings it a step closer to use as a carrier-based fighter craft for the U.S. Navy.
On Saturday, the drone made a short-range “arrested landing” on an airstrip at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.
Seconds after touchdown, an extended hook on the craft snagged a length of heavy-duty cabling draped across its landing path. The drone then came to a stop after a brief taxi, “within a few feet of its predicted path,” according to Carl Johnson, vice president and Navy UCAS program manager for Northrop Grumman.
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The UFO-shaped X-47B drone performed a first-of-a-kind landing trick that brings it a step…
by Tactical-Life / May 7, 2013