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Pictures of the Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS (Unmanned Combat Air System)

The X-47B is a tailless, strike fighter-sized unmanned aircraft developed by Northrop Grumman as part of the U.S. Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) Carrier Demonstration program. Under a contract awarded in 2007, the company designed, produced and is currently flight testing two X-47B aircraft. In 2013, these aircraft were used to demonstrate the first ever carrier-based launches and recoveries by an autonomous, low-observable relevant unmanned aircraft. In April of 2015, the X-47B once again made aviation history by successfully conducting the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft. AAR unlocks the full potential of what an unmanned surveillance, strike and reconnaissance system can do in support of the Navy. These historical demonstrations solidify the concept of future unmanned aircraft and proved that the X-47B can perform standard missions like aerial refueling and operate seamlessly with manned aircraft as part of the Carrier Air Wing.


Pictures:
Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA) · United Kingdom
Date:
8 - 10 July 2016


Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS (168063), c/n: AV-1, Northrop Grumman Corporation, West Falls Church, Virginia, USA

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Pictures:
Northrop Grumman X-47B - Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS)
Airshow:
Location:
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California, USA
Date:
15 - 17 October 2004


Northrop Grumman X-47B (505 / VAR-95), Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS)

The Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) program is a joint DARPA / United States Air Force / United States Navy effort to demonstrate the technical feasibility, military utility and operational value for a networked system of high performance, weaponized unmanned air vehicles to effectively and affordably prosecute 21st century combat missions, including Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD), surveillance, and precision strike within the emerging global command and control architecture.

The J-UCAS program combines the efforts that were previously known as the DARPA/USAF Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) and the DARPA/USN Naval Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV-N) programs.

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