- Jun 2010
- South Florida
I'll bet the naval aviators don't like this at all.
they better start getting used to the future. history is progressing forward with or without them..Well, the brass in the Air Force are almost all pilots, we now have UCAV's armed with Tow missiles, they have had to learn to adapt, so too will the Navy aviator brass, if not, then I imagine the Navy will get rid of them too.
It's like anything else, everyone's all happy and giddy about new technology, all up until that new technology catches up and replaces them.
An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft flies high over Edwards. The program wrapped up its mission here in May 2012 after more than two years of successful flight testing. first flight was Feb. 4, 2011 (Air Force photo by Bobbi Zapka)
The U.S. Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator flies over Edwards during a routine test mission. The UCAS-D program conducted the airworthiness test phase for the X-47B at Edwards, which came to a successful conclusion May 15 after more than two years of testing. Team Edwards will continue to support the program, as the 412th Maintenance Group will send personnel to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., to continue supporting in the aircraft carrier suitability test phase. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Chris Neill)