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Northrop Grumman has begun its search for three pilots to operate the Northrop-built X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle. Northrop said in a job notice the selected candidates will work to determine the UAV’s compliance with operational suitability and specification requirements during flight tests. Northrop developed X-47B under the U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration initiative. The drone is […] More
Engility Holdings has assisted the U.S. Navy in a program to demonstrate the automated aerial refueling of an X-47B unmanned aircraft built by Northrop Grumman. The company said Thursday it engineered a navigation software system that worked to help the X-47B maneuver to a fixed position behind an Omega K-707 tanker during a recent demonstration. […] More
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have completed an autonomous aerial refueling test on the Northrop-built X-47B unmanned combat air system aircraft. The X-47B system received more than 4,000 pounds of fuel from an Omega K-707 tanker using the Navy’s probe-and-drogue method during the demonstration off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, Northrop said Wednesday. […] More
Northrop Grumman‘s X-47B unmanned aircraft completed a series tests on deck operations aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier to see how the drone maneuvers in a flight pattern alongside manned aircraft. The U.S. Navy said Sunday that the drone demonstrated catapults, arrested landings, flight deck taxiing and refueling and integration functions with the F/A-18 as part of […] More
The Northrop Grumman-built X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System for the U.S. Navy has won Aviation Week’s Laureate Award in the aeronautics and propulsion category. Northrop received the award at a Thursday event at the National Building Museum in Washington, the company announced Friday. According to Northrop, the X-47B UCAS is the first tailless drone to […] More
The U.S. Navy evaluated Northrop Grumman‘s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System during a series of flight and integration tests onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Two X-47Bs completed 21 touch-and-go landings and five arrested landings on the carrier deck, as well as five catapult launches and seven wave-off functions, NAVAIR said Wednesday. Capt. Beau Duarte, Navy program manager […] More
The Northrop Grumman X-47B drone that recently took off from the U.S. Navy‘s USS George H.W. Bush uses the F100-PW-220U engine and exhaust system from United Technologies company Pratt & Whitney. The F100-PW-220U engine, with components and processes found in the F100-PW-229 and F119 and F135 series of engine technologies, is designed to give up to 16,000 […] More
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy had the X-47B unmanned combat drone perform an arrested landing on shore in Maryland for the first time Saturday, marking the final testing phase before a trial carrier landing later this month. The drone extended its landing hook to catch a cable extended across the aircraft landing area and […] More
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy hope to have the X-47B unmanned plane land on a carrier for the first time in 2013, Northrop said Wednesday. During tests onboard the USS Harry S. Truman between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17, tested the ability to move the aircraft on a flight deck using a wireless handheld […] More
The U.S. Navy installed an unmanned combat air system demonstrator aboard an aircraft carrier on November 26, according to a U.S. Navy article.  The X-47B N-UCAS demonstration prepares the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier for carrier-based testing. N-UCAS’s flight test director Cmdr. Kevin Watkins said the Navy has tested the X-47B for several years and it  “proves […] More
Northrop Grumman has developed a wireless ground control system for the U.S. Navy‘s X-47B drone and recently subjected it to shore-based tests, the company announced Thursday. The Control Display Unit is for deck operators to maneuver the X-47B by remote control on the carrier deck. During the test, the Northrop-Navy team demonstrated the CDU’s ability […] More
Northrop Grumman unmanned combat aircraft will soon undergo flight assessments with the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, UPI.com reports. Two  X-47B units will undergo a series of tests at Patuxent River, Md. this summer including arrested landings and catapult launches from aircraft carriers to test the drone“™s capabilities. The drones measure 38.2 feet long, has […] More
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