The Navy’s X-47B UCAS completed its final test aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and returned to its home base at NAS Pax River after eight days at sea.
In a historic first, an unmanned X-47B UCAS both took off and landed alongside a manned aircraft, an F/A-18E Super Hornet.
DoD contracts awarded without competition rose from 39 percent in 2009 to 42 percent in 2012 and in 2013 the contracting non-compete rate rose again.
Northrop’s X-47B UCAS is scheduled for shore-based testing conducted from NAS:Patuxent River in preparation for upcoming sea trials.
How the Navy can find a balance between developing effective future capabilities while absorbing ongoing budget cuts.
The Atlas robot reports in to Robotics Challenge, Pax team designed safer flight deck uniforms, international cyber discussions expand but legislatively US cybersecurity looks to weaken.
The Navy begins testing how the X-47B UCAS-D will integrate with aircraft carriers.
Re-election solidifies the national security priorities of the president.
Rear Adm. Randy Mahr says layoffs will continue at Pax River.