The X-47B on its first night flight carried out at Naval Air Station Patuxent River on April 10
The X-47B team received the 2013 Robert J Collier Trophy at the US National Aeronautic Association awards ceremony on April 9
After taking to the air for the first time in early 2011, the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System has been ticking off a series of firsts, including being the first unmanned aircraft to launch and recovery from a modern aircraft carrier. Another box has now been ticked with the aircraft completing its first night flights.
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