X47B First Touch And Go Landing on USS George HW Bush

The Navy’s unmanned and autonomous X-47B continues to hit new milestones. Less than a week after completing its first catapult launch from a carrier deck last Tuesday the Unmanned Combat Aerials System (UCAS) executed its first touch and go landings–that’s when an aircraft touches down like it’s landing but then accelerates and takes off again–aboard the USS George H.W. Bush on Friday May 17th 2013, bringing this technology demonstrator ever closer to being fully carrier-capable.