X-47 UCAS Demonstrator Landing on Bush

07/11/2013: An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea.

George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean.

Credit: Navy Media Content Services: 7/10/13

  • In the next to final photo, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, left, and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus observe an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).
  • In the final photo, an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) after completing its first arrested landing on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.

 

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