The U.S. Navy’s third attempt to land the X-47B onboard the USS George H.W. Bush off the Virginia coast on July 10 — following the first-ever landing of the stealthy, tailless unmanned aircraft on the carrier earlier that day — resulted in a divert to its backup airfield at Wallops Island, Va. Roughly 4 mi. out from the carrier deck and about 2 min. prior to landing, the second X-47B demonstrator — designated Salty Dog 502 — detected an anomaly in one of three onboard navigation ...


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