Navy’s X-47B drone makes first simulated carrier landing (video)

Posted at 1:19 PM, May 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-06 13:19:47-04

The Navy’s X-47B drone has passed another milestone, making its first arrested landing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

The robotic aircraft successfully snagged the arresting wire as it landed, simulating a landing on a carrier at sea, according to Danger Room.

Next month the drone will head to sea onboard the USS George H.W. Bush where the Navy will test it in real life catapult launches and arrested landings on a carrier flight deck.

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