Navy Carriers Prepare for X-47B Unmanned Aircraft Arrival Next Year

USS Harry S. TrumanThe Navy is one year away from landing its first unmanned jet aircraft aboard a carrier after completing the most recent round of surrogate tests aboard the USS Harry S. Truman.

In early July, members from the Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration carrier integration team engaged in extensive software testing aboard Truman to validate the concept of autonomous UAV operations around an aircraft carrier and prepare for the X-47B unmanned aircraft’s arrival on a carrier next year.

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