US Navy starts X-47B deck handling trials at sea onboard USS Harry S Truman

The US Navy has started deck-handling trials for the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat aircraft system demonstrator onboard the USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75). The Navy has released some high-resolution shots and video of the event. If everything works out as planned–testing on the ship and shore-based testing with catapults and arresting gear–the X-47B will starting flight testing on the Nimitz-class carrier next year.

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