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Navy conducts first catapult launch test of X-47B

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Posted at 8:52 PM, Nov 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-30 20:52:38-05

Check out the Navy's first ever catapult launch test of the pilot-less X-47B.

This happened yesterday in Maryland.

It ensures the aircraft can handle the stress of the aircraft-carrier environment.

The X-47-B is the same craft that was thought to be a flying saucer when pictures surfaced back in June. 

It was spotted on the back of a tractor trailer in College Park Maryland - not far from the site of yesterday's catapult launch