Navy launches drone from aircraft carrier

A historic day for robots.

On May 14, the U.S. Navy successfully launched a drone the size of a fighter jet from the deck of an aircraft carrier.

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Virginia at 11:18 a.m. on Tuesday.

This marks the first time an unmanned aircraft has taken off while at sea, and it could mark the beginning of a new era in the use of military drones overseas.

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Source: TechNewsDaily

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