Unmanned X-47B Aircraft Completes Maiden Night Flight

By Caroline Rees / 14 Apr 2014
X-47B Unmanned Aircraft

X-47B Completes Night Flight

The unmanned X-47B successfully conducted its first night flight on April 10 over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Night flights are the next incremental step in developing the operations concept for more routine UAS flight activity.

The Navy will continue to execute X-47B test events to mature standard operating procedures for cooperative use of the airspace with manned aircraft.

X-47B Unmanned Aircraft

Source: Naval Air Systems Command

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