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[ENG] X-47B unmanned stealth bomber completes its first flight

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The aircraft will continue to undergo tests at Edwards AFB before heading to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, later this year. The ultimate goal is to get this bad boy taking off and landing on US Navy carriers. Carrier trials are currently slated for sometime in 2013. Video, PR after the break.
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more is less less is more??
More killing from the plane...

less dying of troops...
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i saw a brief news clip a number of years ago where the newscaster was talking about UAVs in wartime situations and they showed this craft or something very similar
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That's gonna be some job landing these bad boys onto carriers.
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looks like the B-2
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*Extreme Gamer inside*

Problem is, this game is on the hardest level. You only get one try and if you die, you've got to start at the begining.
    
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That's gonna be some job landing these bad boys onto carriers.
i dont imagine it to be that much harder than landing with the pilot inside though. the control station is probably built to look and feel exactly like you were in the plane.
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i dont imagine it to be that much harder than landing with the pilot inside though. the control station is probably built to look and feel exactly like you were in the plane.
I imagine that it is almost 100% automated. Modern airliners can essentially land themselves. Imagine what this thing can do.
    
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idk why they would want an unmanned one(besides saving a few lives). I would enjoy flying the B-2, and would also enjoy personally blowing up everyone below me.
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LOL, you all just kill me. I just wish I was back in the biz. I can remember duct taping camcorders inside styrofoam remotes we hollowed out, and catching them with trap nets. Them were the days.
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