Wednesday, July 17, 2013

X-47B "Salty Dog 502" Aborted 4th Carrier Landing Attempt

The experimental U.S. Navy drone that became the first unmanned jet to land aboard a moving aircraft carrier failed in its fourth and latest attempt to accomplish the feat.

The aircraft [Monday] experienced unspecified technical issues while in flight and officials decided to abort the mission before the X-47B made it to the ship, according to an article by Christopher Cavas, a reporter for Defense News who broke the story, citing unnamed sources within the service.

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