X-47B Stealth Bomber Unmanned Ttest Fflight

Submitted by: thezigrat 3 years ago in Tech




The evil geniuses at Northrop Grumman successfully completed the first flight of its X-47B unmanned stealth bomber a few days ago at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, California. In the air for a full twenty-nine minutes, the tailless, fighter-sized UAV flew to 5,000 feet and completed several racetrack-type patterns, before landing safely at 2:38 pm PST. 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.
One small step for our Robot Over lords
There are 9 comments:
Male 120
this video is from 2011....which means these things are probably all over the world now flying themselves.
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Female 6,381
Carrier landings? Something tells me that`s going to be one empty carrier deck first few times that happens.
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Male 15,832
[quote]Are we so certain the robot overlords won`t be better than the ones we`ve got now?[/quote]
It all depends on who gets to program them. If we put the Obamacare web team on it, the robots will all end up broken down in a ditch, which would mean complete anarchy.

I say let`s go for it!
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Male 15,832
Put the damned gear up!
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Male 15,182
American pilots are so brave.
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Male 392
Looks like a UFO
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Male 1,497
They would almost have to be better. Less corrupt.
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Male 39,547

Are we so certain the robot overlords won`t be better than the ones we`ve got now?
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Male 5,749
Link: X-47B Stealth Bomber Unmanned Ttest Fflight [Rate Link] - One small step for our Robot Over lords
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