Lockheed debuts images of its competitor to Northrop Grumman’s X-47B.
Capt. Jaime Engdahl says the UCAS-D’s software can handle landing on a carrier in 12-foot seas.
Capt. Jaime Engdahl, Program Manager for Unmanned Combat Air Systems to speak on the UCAS-D.
Northrop Grumman and Navy practice taxiing and fueling the unmanned strike aircraft aboard the USS Truman.
Northrop Grumman releases video of an X-47B catapult shot at Pax River.
The Navy begins testing how the X-47B UCAS-D will integrate with aircraft carriers.
Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the Internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Leader’s owners or staff. The X-47B successfully completed its first shore-based tests at NAS Patuxent River, Defense Tech reports. The tests determined the aircraft structurally sound and aeromechanically successful using the U.S. Navy’s current steam catapult system. The Navy anticipates launching the X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle from a carrier next year depending upon the operational deployments of the ships, Defense Daily reports. (paywall) The Senate votes Monday evening, Dec. 3 to end debate on the defense authorization bill , reports The Hill….
Conservative members want non-defense items stripped from budget.
The Office of Budget and Management’s report on sequestration estimates that DoD will lose $54.7 billion in 2013.
Pax River UCAS-D team got help from Fleet Readiness Center South West at Naval Air Station North Island.