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A rare look at the Navy’s unmanned X-47B in flight testing (video)

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Posted at 4:56 PM, Feb 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-09 16:58:20-05

It’s expected that drones will play an even bigger role in U.S. military operations in the future.

David Martin got a rare look at the Navy’s X-47B being tested in catapult launches in Maryland. The Navy expects to begin testing catapult launches from an actual aircraft carrier this spring or summer.

Photos: Navy’s X-47B unmanned drone tested on flight deck of the USS Harry S. Truman