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Carrier-Bound X-47B Drone Passes Remote-Control Test

Posted November 16, 2012 8:11 AM
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From CNET News:

On dry land, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy show that they can use a handheld controller to maneuver the drone as if around the tight quarters of an aircraft carrier.

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11/16/2012 10:50 AM

Remote control! That certainly seems like a nice feature to have on a UAV.

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11/17/2012 5:46 PM

...why doesn't the Navy simply embed cables in the flightdeck and have the X-47B "follow" them (like automated mail carts) to where-ever they want the craft to go?

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