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X-47B Stealth Bomber Unmanned Ttest Fflight

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

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Date: 11/16/13 04:11 PM

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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    November 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    Link: X-47B Stealth Bomber Unmanned Ttest Fflight - One small step for our Robot Over lords
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Are we so certain the robot overlords won`t be better than the ones we`ve got now?
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    They would almost have to be better. Less corrupt.
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    Naitsirhc88 Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    Looks like a UFO
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 16, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    American pilots are so brave.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 16, 2013 at 9:53 pm
    Put the damned gear up!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm
    Are we so certain the robot overlords won`t be better than the ones we`ve got now?
    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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    carmium Female 50-59
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    November 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    Carrier landings? Something tells me that`s going to be one empty carrier deck first few times that happens.
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    The_Gent Male 18-29
    120 posts
    November 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm
    this video is from 2011....which means these things are probably all over the world now flying themselves.

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