All posts tagged 'UAV'

Northrop Grumman demonstrates Unmanned Aerial Vehicle air-to-air refueling

Posted on March 11th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

On Jan. 21, 2011, the most well known three aircraft centers  of the world,  Northrop Grumman Corporation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency(DARPA) and NASA, Dryden Flight Research Center, demonstrated autonomous aerial refueling between two unmanned flights, on a very high altitude aircraft platforms. This kind of operation never before performed..
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Unmanned Drone Flies Through Hoops, Steered by Thoughts

Posted on June 4th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

It was only a matter of time before it became possible to control a drone with mere thoughts. In a gymnasium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, an AR.Drone quad-rotor helicopter made by French firm Parrot has been zooming right and left, up and down, and even through hoops as its pilot merely..
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US Navy’s Triton Unmanned Aircraft System Completes First Flight

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The Navy’s newest unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platform, the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), completed its first flight from Palmdale, Calif. May 22, marking the start of tests which will validate the Northrop Grumman-built system for future fleet operations. During the 80-minute flight in restricted airspace,..
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X-47B Carrier Catapult Launch “A Pivotal Moment in Naval Aviation”

Posted on May 14th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia today. “Today we saw a small, but significant pixel in the future picture of our Navy as we begin integration of unmanned systems..
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Boeing’s Phantom Eye UAV makes second flight

Posted on February 26th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Two weeks after completing taxi tests, Boeing’s Phantom Eye, the liquid-hydrogen powered unmanned airborne system, took to the skies Feb. 25 for its second flight at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The flight lasted 66 minutes, reaching an altitude of more than 8,000 feet..
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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Conduct First East Coast Flight of X-47B Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft

Posted on August 19th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The Northrop Grumman Corporation X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS demonstrator has successfully completed its historic first flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent Pax River.   The 36-minute flight – the first for the tailless, strike-fighter-sized aircraft since it was transported to the Navy base in June from Edwards Air..
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