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New American invisible UAV capable of taking off from the deck of an aircraft carrier

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The US military again boasted of its successful developments in terms of military equipment. Now we are talking about testing a supernova unmanned fighter that will take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. The preliminary name of the drone is X-47B. Before testing the take-off from the deck of an aircraft carrier, the Americans conducted UAV tests on the ground. A steam catapult was used for its take-off. The tests were successful, according to the US military, which gave them a reason to announce the beginning of a new era of maritime aviation.

New American invisible UAV capable of taking off from the deck of an aircraft carrier


The US military is confident that the launch of a new type of drone from the ground proved its great prospects for taking off into a limited space.

Today, US Navy Vice Admiral David Dunaway says that experts are working on the compatibility of X-47B with the parameters of the deck of the aircraft carrier. Dunaway says that just a few decades ago, no one had such projects in his mind, and now the United States is almost ready to implement plans to use a drone robot.

Since 26 November, the X-47B is being tested on the deck of the Harry S. Truman. This suggests that the Americans can already literally the other day announce that they are ready for the serial production of such unmanned models that can easily take off and land on the decks of aircraft carriers.

Americans note that the beginning of the test can be called historical an event, because the very principles of the development of naval aviation in the near future depend on the success of these tests. At the same time, in the USA they consider their project to be truly unprecedented, and therefore they are ready to go to the end in terms of its implementation in the near future.
The military publish video materials on the beginning of the test of the robot drone, which should be a new aviation sensation.

The drills aboard Harry S. Truman will be completed in mid-December. The DefenseNews publication notes that naval engineers will be monitoring X-47B maneuvers with remote controls.



Lieutenant Tarver is already ecstatic about the trials of the new unmanned aerial vehicle. According to him, the test team feels its involvement in what is called, participation in a historical event, so significant for the US Navy. Larry Tarver adds that his team has received special training aimed at providing more efficient movement control X-47B.

X-47B itself can be called a breakthrough in the field of progress of unmanned aircraft. If earlier, to launch a drone, it was imperative to engage a specialist on the ground who controls the take-off and landing of a UAV, then today the entire flight task can be located in the memory of the on-board computer X-47B. The computer is able to independently control the actions of the aircraft, including such a complex maneuver, as refueling in the air.

The new UAV will carry on board laser-guided bombs that are capable of speeds of around 800 km / h, reaching a maximum height of over 12 km.






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  1. snek
    snek 3 December 2012 07: 43
    +8
    A bewitching car. In fact, the first UAV, which can argue with manned vehicles, and in fact further the capabilities of drones will only grow, and at a very rapid pace.
    1. VAF
      VAF 3 December 2012 13: 10
      +4
      Quote: snek
      A bewitching car.


      Nikolay, hello, the car is certainly good, but before the "dispute" with the controlled ones ... it's still a long way off, although amerov's pace ..... impressive recourse + wink



  2. erix-xnumx
    erix-xnumx 3 December 2012 08: 45
    +6
    Sunset manned aircraft can begin much faster than previously expected.
    1. iwind
      iwind 3 December 2012 11: 15
      +3
      I think that so far these drones / UAVs will complement manned aircraft. But I agree with you, this will definitely have a huge impact on developed aviation.
      And as he goes into the series, an aircraft carrier will become an even more effective weapon.
      The length of his "arm" will grow very much.
    2. Dimon Lviv
      Dimon Lviv 3 December 2012 18: 11
      +2
      Manned aircraft will not sunset until drones begin to confidently defeat human pilots in both close and long-range aerial combat.
      1. snek
        snek 3 December 2012 18: 26
        +2
        Quote: Dimon Lviv
        Manned aircraft will not sunset until drones begin to confidently defeat human pilots in both close and long-range aerial combat.

        Well, aviation is divided into a lot of areas (depending on the tasks performed). Now drones have almost completely replaced manned aircraft in reconnaissance. Gradually, crowding out begins in the field of front-line aviation (and the apparatus described in the article is an important step in this direction).
        Air combat (fighters) is one of the most difficult activities in the field of aviation and for the next 5-10 years unmanned fighters will definitely not be. Although long-range aerial combat is already a task - which could well be implemented as part of UAV technology. And in the future (no more than 20 years later), unmanned fighters will not leave a chance for manned vehicles (the ability to withstand significantly greater overloads, for longer, the best reaction time - the machine does not need to peer at the monitor and pull the helm, the absence of such a thing as fatigue, etc.)
  3. Spooky
    Spooky 3 December 2012 09: 22
    +5
    Luxurious airplane! If you don’t feel sorry for the shots, you don’t have to fly for the pilots, risking the lives of the paratroopers! C400 overseas response!
  4. Yankuz
    Yankuz 3 December 2012 11: 48
    +2
    When we get such a miracle .......
    1. Tirpitz
      Tirpitz 3 December 2012 12: 19
      +7
      By 2030 like all the prodigies that the government promises on TV.
      1. VAF
        VAF 3 December 2012 13: 30
        +3
        Quote: Tirpitz
        By 2030 like all the prodigies that the government promises on TV.


        To ... the eleventh, dear Admiral .... to ..... the eleventh! +! wassat

        Nasty mood today, so my comments today will be ... match ... "nasty" - it's all clear that propaganda, etc ... but ....... in short, see for yourself .. ...

        1. White
          White 3 December 2012 14: 37
          +6
          I can’t rzhu ..... Although if that thing has anything to do with the military, then you have to cry. Could at least go to a model club there they did better.
          1. VAF
            VAF 3 December 2012 14: 47
            +4
            Quote: White
            Although if that thing has anything to do with the military, then you have to cry


            Hello Andrew, +! So here I am for that ... the development is really normal ... above the roof, but ... either SUCH or foreign ... there is no other, it’s clear that I sawed it again and everything ... in Taburetki ... . recourse

            well, as a creepy thing (not yourself alone ... "criticize" recourse ).

            if you think. what is wrong with you, then .... lol I forgot that ... 2nomenclature "then one and nothing changes! wassat

            1. White
              White 3 December 2012 14: 59
              +1
              I know very well with us. recourse
              I remember watching a TV (a year like that in 2010) interview of some minister on the occasion of Army Day, so he carried such nonsense, I already thought of going to open a pasta factory. According to him, we also developed our own military helicopter and jet fusion vehicle, and all this was supposed to fly in two years. And talk about the corvette has been going on since the early 2000s.
            2. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 3 December 2012 15: 10
              +2
              Quote: vaf
              I forgot that ... 2nomenclature "then one and nothing changes!

              Hi Sergey, why did you put a pimple photo or is it a hint to Lviv wink Here in the news they said that Mr. Yushchenko disappeared along with the party cash desk, raised his hand to the common fund in one word laughing
              1. VAF
                VAF 3 December 2012 19: 39
                +1
                Quote: Alexander Romanov
                , but why put a pimple photo or is it a hint to Lviv


                Sanya, hi! There was no other. Although it would be more appropriate to place the stools with a harem, but not only with UAVs, but with yachts and forks, but still ... not the time! bully
            3. White
              White 3 December 2012 15: 23
              +2
              By the way, about the X-47, it’s not clear to me why, with such seemingly small dimensions and maximum take-off weight, the internal compartments are only for 2 JDAM, and does it have external suspensions?
              1. iwind
                iwind 3 December 2012 15: 32
                +1
                Since this is a prototype, or rather even a technology demonstrator, it should show the very possibility of use. But on the basis of it they will make shock UAV. And what will only developers know there.
                1. White
                  White 3 December 2012 15: 57
                  0
                  The demonstrator was the X-47A, this X-47B prototype should be as close to serial as possible.
                2. Thunderbolt
                  Thunderbolt 3 December 2012 22: 29
                  +2
                  Quote: iwind
                  Since this is a prototype

                  at the words the prototype X47 I have such an association here:
          2. Nickname
            Nickname 3 December 2012 18: 25
            +2
            neighing the same. Especially with a fire extinguisher .. generally under the table! laughing
        2. Tirpitz
          Tirpitz 3 December 2012 16: 19
          +2
          Quote: vaf
          To ... the eleventh, dear Admiral .... to ..... the eleventh!

          Welcome hi Super movie. But you can criticize your power for unfulfilled promises, but we do not, because no one promised us anything. sad The dime is dumb.
        3. Dimon Lviv
          Dimon Lviv 3 December 2012 18: 14
          +2
          vaf, as far as I know, in the video one of the very first Russian drones, it’s strange why you didn’t show later Russian developments.
          1. VAF
            VAF 3 December 2012 19: 42
            +1
            Quote: Dimon Lviv
            why didn’t you show later Russian developments.


            So you yourself answered your own question ...... because .... "developments" and exhibition copies crying

            Or you do not know what we do MO Taburetkina doing ??? wassat



          2. textbox3
            textbox3 26 July 2014 14: 09
            0
            Quote: Dimon Lviv
            vaf, as far as I know, in the video one of the very first Russian drones, it’s strange why you didn’t show later Russian developments.


            correctly
        4. viktor_ui
          viktor_ui 4 December 2012 06: 52
          +1
          Sergey - welcome drinks my mood on this subject is no less rotten, the gap on this topic is in our pre-stage - FOREVER ....
          it will be easier and cheaper to buy an already developed system with all the personal belongings than to fence in an independent "vegetable garden". Confidence begins to appear, it will be like with personal computers - they were invented from us, and we buy in 99% foreign. For me, it's a pity for another ditched wonderful topic you know by whom negative We will not have our own UAV air fleet with the inscription made in Russia.
          American drone, but under the theme of the group AC / DC Live.at.Donington. 1991 - just watch and listen without comment.
  5. WW3
    WW3 3 December 2012 14: 48
    +4
    In general, of course, this is not encouraging, the amers have focused on stealth technology ... recently posted a video about a new batch of fifth-generation stealth F 35 decks with vertical take-off, the U.S. Marines are already capable of carrying nuclear weapons, now the stealth drone with laser-guided bombs, ... air defense must seek answers to new threats ...
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 3 December 2012 22: 25
      +4
      the threat is getting closer and more real.
      1. WW3
        WW3 3 December 2012 22: 44
        +3
        F-35C High Speed
      2. WW3
        WW3 3 December 2012 23: 10
        +2
        Quote: Thunderbolt
        the threat is getting closer and more real

        Well, that’s the answer to Amer’s stealth .... soldier
  6. scorpido
    scorpido 3 December 2012 15: 52
    +1
    We urgently strengthen air defense, everywhere and everywhere, and not only in Moscow, and are developing a drones fighter)
    1. textbox3
      textbox3 26 July 2014 14: 10
      0
      Quote: scorpido
      We urgently strengthen air defense, everywhere and everywhere, and not only in Moscow, and are developing a drones fighter)


      correctly
  7. in reserve
    in reserve 3 December 2012 16: 27
    +1
    Well, and then they said pranks not seriously, that now our military will say this, Again we will catch up.
    1. textbox3
      textbox3 26 July 2014 14: 10
      0
      Quote: in stock
      Well, and then they said pranks not seriously, that now our military will say this, Again we will catch up.


      correctly
  8. Sleptsoff
    Sleptsoff 3 December 2012 16: 57
    +4
    Beautiful airplane. Well done amers, progress despite the crisis, do not spare money on science. Such inventions make ordinary people proud of their nation.
  9. Kir
    Kir 3 December 2012 16: 58
    +1
    Honestly, it is hard to believe that a decent unmanned fighter aircraft will be able to appear in the near future, a person is still not capable of replacing a person in terms of reaction to "external" -real conditions, but the armada of scouts, spotters and even bombers is quite even easy!!!
    And with regards to catching up or something else will tell, maybe this way will not be so 100% meeting all the requirements, but it would not hurt someone to snooze in one place, so that they would not sleep or steal.
  10. viruskvartirus
    viruskvartirus 3 December 2012 17: 43
    0
    I am not as fascinated as many ... here is the article http://war.newru.org/news/bpla_x_47b_unmanned_combat_air_system/2012-12-01-100
    “I want to note that the design 4500 pounds (about 2 tons) of combat load is not very thick. This is only 4 GBU-32 bombs or 2 GBU-31 bombs - the latter most likely simply will not fit into the compartment in size.
    On the other hand, the much-praised F-35 also carries two 900 kilograms of GBU-31 in the typical load in the internal compartment. Thus, in the sense of striking power, he is not much better than this drone.

    Length: 11,63 m
    Swipe: 18,92 m
    Height: 3,10 m
    Empty weight: 6 350 kg
    Maximum take-off weight: 20 215 kg
    Weight payload 2000 kg
    Engine: 1 × Pratt & Whitney F100-220 turbofan
    Maximum speed: "high subsonic"
    Cruising Speed: 0,45 Mach
    Range: 3889 + KM
    Ceiling: 12 190 m

    Yes, it is completely subsonic. And, apparently, it will be an easy target for any fighter. But in the US they prefer not to talk about it. "" The idea of ​​UCLASS (the X-47B is just a demonstration model) involves the abandonment of joysticks, which are used by remote control UAV operators. Instead, thanks to Northrop software, UAV operators will only indicate where they would like to point the drone. "
    Vobschem bet on stealth and reduce online data exchange.
    So the "all-seeing eye" http://www.militaryparitet.com/ttp/data/ic_ttp/4252/ will come in handy.
    1. Kir
      Kir 3 December 2012 18: 45
      +1
      Quote: viruskvartirus
      I want to note that the design 4500 pounds (about 2 tons) of combat load

      Well this is not entirely accurate
      1 lb. = 0,45359kg totaling about 2,25 tons, although this is not the same
      1. snek
        snek 3 December 2012 18: 49
        +3
        Compared to manned vehicles, yes, very modest. Elsi with UAVs, these are the highest indicators available in the world.
      2. textbox3
        textbox3 26 July 2014 14: 10
        0
        Quote: Kir
        Quote: viruskvartirus
        I want to note that the design 4500 pounds (about 2 tons) of combat load

        Well this is not entirely accurate
        1 lb. = 0,45359kg totaling about 2,25 tons, although this is not the same



        correctly
  11. sapulid
    sapulid 3 December 2012 18: 32
    -2
    Guys, a copy of the B-1, a priori can not be maneuvered. Accordingly, a good target. Then what is it about? In addition, given the problems of information exchange (the impossibility of real encryption of communication), this is more like an advertisement.
    1. snek
      snek 3 December 2012 18: 42
      +3
      Quote: sapulid
      Guys, a copy of the B-1, a priori can not be maneuvered. Accordingly, a good target. Then what is it about? In addition, given the problems of information exchange (the impossibility of real encryption of communication), this is more like an advertisement.

      Presumably, the B-2 was meant because the B-1 is a supersonic bomber with variable wing geometry. In general, this machine (or rather, what will be created on its basis) is not designed for air combat (as manned front-line vehicles, for example, Su-25, are not designed for it). It will act when the enemy’s air force is already suppressed, and ground-based air defense poses a threat to it only partially (you need something at least the S-300 level because the height is the range of use of the weapon) and after the shot the air defense system reveals its position.
      1. sapulid
        sapulid 4 December 2012 00: 13
        -3
        One must think that the B-1, the first "invisible" shot down in Yugoslavia. Irregular iron, in fact.
        1. Kir
          Kir 4 December 2012 02: 59
          +3
          Sorry, maybe it will be a little harsh, maybe for a start it is worth taking a look at how this B-1 looks live, and f-117 was shot down.
          1. textbox3
            textbox3 26 July 2014 14: 10
            0
            Quote: Kir
            Sorry, maybe it will be a little harsh, maybe for a start it is worth taking a look at how this B-1 looks live, and f-117 was shot down.



            correctly
      2. textbox3
        textbox3 26 July 2014 14: 10
        0
        Quote: snek
        Quote: sapulid
        Guys, a copy of the B-1, a priori can not be maneuvered. Accordingly, a good target. Then what is it about? In addition, given the problems of information exchange (the impossibility of real encryption of communication), this is more like an advertisement.

        Presumably, the B-2 was meant because the B-1 is a supersonic bomber with variable wing geometry. In general, this machine (or rather, what will be created on its basis) is not designed for air combat (as manned front-line vehicles, for example, Su-25, are not designed for it). It will act when the enemy’s air force is already suppressed, and ground-based air defense poses a threat to it only partially (you need something at least the S-300 level because the height is the range of use of the weapon) and after the shot the air defense system reveals its position.


        correctly
    2. iwind
      iwind 3 December 2012 18: 50
      +3
      sapulid,
      from my modern rocket, maneuverability in my opinion will not save much. Remember the Americans, they tried to escape from the rockets, then at a height or at a speed, they all ended up on earth ..
      Quote: sapulid
      (impossibility of real communication encryption),

      Why?
      And as for using the air-to-air missile drone, time will tell. More recently, they did not know how to board an aircraft carrier and to refuel in the air.
      1. Kir
        Kir 3 December 2012 20: 28
        0
        Forgive me for interfering, but here the so-called "laser pistol" really came to mind. just specially designed to secure the transfer of information, on the one hand it seems reasonable, there is no eavesdropping. but on the other hand, the "communicating" should be on what is called a "straight line", and the range of use is accordingly limited
        And the main problem is that no matter how much developers invest in artificial intelligence, and no matter what data comes from outside. all the same, there is still no adequate replacement for a real pilot, and most likely a complete replacement will not happen so soon, unless all the opponents of the United States assume the role of voluntary and, most importantly, brainless targets.
      2. sapulid
        sapulid 4 December 2012 00: 10
        +1
        What about the UAV in the hands of the Iranians? Maybe remember the downed Iranian in Israel?
        1. snek
          snek 4 December 2012 03: 16
          0
          Quote: sapulid
          One must think that the B-1, the first "invisible" shot down in Yugoslavia. Irregular iron, in fact.

          Here comrade Kir already absolutely correctly noted that they shot down the f-117 night hawk, the plane is far from the most successful and has already been withdrawn from service. The UAV under consideration is related to the stealth technology just now (it is also used on the t-50, so this does not mean anything).
          \
          Quote: sapulid
          What about the UAV in the hands of the Iranians? Maybe remember the downed Iranian in Israel?

          What happened to the US centinel over Iraq is a question to which we are unlikely to ever find out the answer. Well, there are no Iranian UAVs shot down by Israel for one simple reason - Iranian UAVs do not fly over them.
      3. textbox3
        textbox3 26 July 2014 14: 11
        0
        Quote: iwind
        sapulid ,
        from my modern rocket, maneuverability in my opinion will not save much. Remember the Americans, they tried to escape from the rockets, then at a height or at a speed, they all ended up on earth ..
        Quote: sapulid
        (impossibility of real communication encryption),

        Why?
        And as for using the air-to-air missile drone, time will tell. More recently, they did not know how to board an aircraft carrier and to refuel in the air.


        correctly
    3. textbox3
      textbox3 26 July 2014 14: 10
      0
      Quote: sapulid
      Guys, a copy of the B-1, a priori can not be maneuvered. Accordingly, a good target. Then what is it about? In addition, given the problems of information exchange (the impossibility of real encryption of communication), this is more like an advertisement.



      correctly
  12. Khabarov
    Khabarov 3 December 2012 20: 52
    +2
    Science in the states is quite "healthy" and technology does not stand still. Can Chubais be sent to them ?. Then it is quite possible that we will catch up.
  13. Sleptsoff
    Sleptsoff 4 December 2012 16: 41
    +2
    Here, many discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this UAV, but you must understand that this is only the first sign, cool models are not born immediately. Maneuverability, carrying capacity and improved artificial intelligence will come later, with other models, you can not even doubt it. It is important that the amers made a reserve, and are progressing in this direction, and we, unfortunately, do not.
    1. Kir
      Kir 5 December 2012 02: 45
      +1
      Well, yes, and all this will end as in the "Guardian Bird" by R. Sheckley, because stupid faith cannot be otherwise said in artificial intelligence and will lead to this, it is in this direction that the USA and others who think with them on the same wave. And as for our deplorable state, well, here it is ....... in many respects it is my own fault, including myself, but as they say, under the sensitive guidance of someone, if not the guidance of someone, just like in V.S. about a giraffe !!!
      1. Sleptsoff
        Sleptsoff 5 December 2012 16: 46
        0
        Let’s then we all live in dugouts, we’ll chop off the Internet, we will degrade and hope that there will be no end of the world. Progress cannot be stopped, it’s just that it arrives somewhere earlier, and somewhere a little later.
        1. Kir
          Kir 5 December 2012 19: 06
          0
          One gets the feeling that it’s no offense to say they do not know how to read or do not want to delve into
          Quote: Sleptsoff
          for stupid faith cannot be said otherwise in artificial intelligence

          That is, do you think that in the future, it will be possible to fully rely on the "creation" with artificial intelligence? By the way, in this regard, some comparison is appropriate, there is such a law of nature, the more highly organized psyche an animal possesses, the less predictable it is, too, let's say our species sometimes throws away such fortila, and then there's his creation !!!
          And with regards to
          Quote: Sleptsoff
          and hope that there will be no end of the world

          Well, it says believe do not believe, someday it will happen anyway, for everything born will die someday.
          1. Sleptsoff
            Sleptsoff 5 December 2012 20: 58
            +1
            [
            Quote: Kir
            That is, do you think that in the future it will be possible to fully rely on the "creation" with artificial intelligence?

            Where did you read that? Or maybe it’s written in milk between the lines. Okay, replace the scary phrase "AI" with "software" this is more appropriate for the present time. And "AI" will still be created sooner or later, and no one will ask you and me if we want it or not.
            1. Kir
              Kir 5 December 2012 23: 25
              0
              Well, in the first it seems that they did not switch to you, in the second, AI does not scare me, and I do not at all strive to live in a dugout, and even more so I do not call for degradation, but only said that some of the significance of this very AI is greatly exaggerated, it goes far beyond I will not be my friend studying in honey, and so he and not only he said, it seems that it was even written somewhere that American doctors often prescribe treatment based not on the individual characteristics of the body, but according to a "program template" laid down by someone on the basis of some then the amount of data, after all, the AI ​​will also be based on the pledged volume, especially since you are replacing it with software, it was about this stupid faith that was discussed and nothing else.
              1. Sleptsoff
                Sleptsoff 6 December 2012 16: 35
                -2
                Do not be smart, it does not suit you.
              2. textbox3
                textbox3 26 July 2014 14: 11
                0
                Quote: Kir
                Well, in the first it seems that they did not switch to you, in the second, AI does not scare me, and I do not at all strive to live in a dugout, and even more so I do not call for degradation, but only said that some of the significance of this very AI is greatly exaggerated, it goes far beyond I will not be my friend studying in honey, and so he and not only he said, it seems that it was even written somewhere that American doctors often prescribe treatment based not on the individual characteristics of the body, but according to a "program template" laid down by someone on the basis of some then the amount of data, after all, the AI ​​will also be based on the pledged volume, especially since you are replacing it with software, it was about this stupid faith that was discussed and nothing else.


                correctly
          2. textbox3
            textbox3 26 July 2014 14: 11
            0
            Quote: Kir
            One gets the feeling that it’s no offense to say they do not know how to read or do not want to delve into
            Quote: Sleptsoff
            for stupid faith cannot be said otherwise in artificial intelligence

            That is, do you think that in the future, it will be possible to fully rely on the "creation" with artificial intelligence? By the way, in this regard, some comparison is appropriate, there is such a law of nature, the more highly organized psyche an animal possesses, the less predictable it is, too, let's say our species sometimes throws away such fortila, and then there's his creation !!!
            And with regards to
            Quote: Sleptsoff
            and hope that there will be no end of the world

            Well, it says believe do not believe, someday it will happen anyway, for everything born will die someday.


            correctly
      2. textbox3
        textbox3 26 July 2014 14: 11
        0
        Quote: Kir
        Well, yes, and all this will end as in the "Guardian Bird" by R. Sheckley, because stupid faith cannot be otherwise said in artificial intelligence and will lead to this, it is in this direction that the USA and others who think with them on the same wave. And as for our deplorable state, well, here it is ....... in many respects it is my own fault, including myself, but as they say, under the sensitive guidance of someone, if not the guidance of someone, just like in V.S. about a giraffe !!!


        correctly