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Thursday, September 29, 2016

drone landing

An X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator conducts a landing on May 17, 2013 on a flight deck in the Atlantic Ocean. A US Navy drone successfully landed on the deck of an aircraft carrier on Wednesday, in an historic first for robotic flight, officials said. (AFP Photo/Mc2 Tony D. Curtis)

  • Jim Myers

    The real test will be to land a drone at night, during stormy conditions with a rough sea, high cross winds or wind shear.

    The bane of even the best pilots.

    • ObozoMustGo

      You got that right, Jimbo. Probably going to go through more than few drones working that one out.

      Hope you are well. Have a nice day!

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      • Jim Myers

        Doing fine, thank you.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Only on a leftist freak site like this sewer called “The Memo” could they post a picture of a plane TAKING OFF and cite that it’s “conducting a landing”. Just like at the DemonRAT seance last summer when they posted a picture of a Russian naval fleet in formation during one of the phony patriotic presentations, you leftist freaks have no clue what you are talking about on ANY issue, especially on defense matters.

    Have a nice day!

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  • ObozoMustGo

    And now…. The REAL Photo Of The Day!

    Have a nice day!

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  • ralphkr

    The big news is not that they landed a drone on a carrier but that the drone was completely under the control of computers during take off, flying, and landing (yes, I know that commercial airliners have had the ability to take off, navigate to destination, and land while under computer control but there are pilots on board to, hopefully, double check the computer. Unlike Predators there is no one remotely controlling the X-47B. It is designed to take off, find a target, destroy target, return to friendly base, and land with no human involvement (except those it hits dying)..