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X-47B First Aircraft Carrier Launch HD Video

X-47B First Aircraft Carrier Launch HD Video

The US Navy has completed its first ever aircraft carrier-based catapult launch of an unmanned aircraft, an X-47B, from the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), on 14 May 2013.

AeroSpaceNews.com presents the next installment in our series of Hot Pics of amazing airplanes, helicopters, spacecraft and other things that fly. This HD video episode features the awesome X-47B UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAS Unmanned Aerial System or because this one “could” be armed with weapons, Unmanned Combat Air System… to many, it is just a drone. It begins with a sequence documenting that historic first X-47B launch from the aircraft carrier and continues with more footage, including air-to-air, from the UCAS-D program to date.

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Flying The F-35 Lightning II JSF Joint Strike Fighter Video

Flying The F-35 Lightning II JSF Joint Strike Fighter Video

The F-35 Lightning II JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) and the first Air Force Airman to fly it is the subject of this military aviation video news story. A pilot from Edwards Air Force Base, California, became the first Air Force and government test pilot to fly the F-35 Lightning II during a test sortie at the Lockheed Martin facility January 30 at Naval Air Station Fort Worth.

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V-22 Osprey Loose Bolts Ground Fleet – Military News

V-22 Osprey Loose Bolts Ground Fleet – Military News

After many months of successful operations, the V-22 Osprey fleet is once again grounded. On 21 March 2009 a Marine Corps MV-22 crew in Iraq reported strange noises just after landing. During an inspection it was determined the sounds came from several bolts which were rattling around loose inside an engine nacelle. This military aviation video tells that story.

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