Unmanned X-47b drone successfully lands on aircraft carrier – Truthloader Investigates

Unmanned X-47b drone successfully lands on aircraft carrier – Truthloader Investigates


This may look like a pretty standard aircraft
carrier landing but it’s actually anything but because you’re witnessing the first time
a drone has successfully completed the manoeuvre heralding a new era in unmanned aerial warfare,
potentially. The Northrop Grumman X-47B aircraft, nicknamed Salty Dog 502 touched down on the
USS George H.W. Bush on July 10th as it sailed off the Virginia coast and whilst it may not
seem that impressive it’s actually quite a feat. See landing on carriers is tricky, because
of the improbability of the surface. Airfields don’t move, carriers do with the bobbing of
the waves and the changing gusts of winds. They’re also very short runways often tightly
packed with other equipment and that makes landing by computer, or camera, incredibly
tricky. Even experienced pilots actually sitting in their planes struggle with it. So what
does it mean? Well the x-47b a slightly under mac 1 2,000 mile radius steady stealth bomber
is now in range of targets more or less worldwide but critics say it’s not necessarily going
to revolutionise warfare partly because it costs over 800 million dollars a unit, partly
because its bomb load is relatively small and partly because it’s slow. But it is a
start. See the x-47b is just a prototype and is therefore bound to be ludicrously expensive.
Future weapons will be cheaper, smarter, and far more capable. Which depending on how you
look at it is either very exciting or rather worrying. So do let us know what you think
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stuff that Truthloader does. Have a fantastic weekend and we shall see you again on Monday.

Eugene Islam

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