Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fuel transferred to X-47B

The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program. While flying off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, the X-47B connected to a K-707 tanker aircraft and received over 4,000 pounds of fuel using the Navy's probe-and-drogue method. Earlier in the month, the X-47B successfully hooked up to the tanker with no fuel transferred. (Source: NNS, 04/22/15) Previous