X-47B Conducts First-Ever UAV In-Flight Refueling

Credit: U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy/Northrop Grumman X-47B achieved a major milestone for aviation on April 22 with the first-ever autonomous aerial refueling of an unmanned system. This test, once cut from the program due to financial constraints, opens the door to vast options for unmanned aviation. While unmanned...

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