Military Drones Present And Future: Visual TourThe Pentagon's growing fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles ranges from hand-launched machines to the Air Force's experimental X-37B space plane.
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The tail-less X-47B is a strike fighter-sized unmanned aircraft developed by Northrop Grumman under the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration program. The Navy plans to use the X-47B to demonstrate the first carrier-based launches and returns of an autonomous, unmanned aircraft. The tests could help set the stage for development of a permanent, carrier-based fleet of unmanned aircraft.
Image credit: Navy
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