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Discussion in 'Military photos' started by bdpopeye, Mar 20, 2017.


  1. bdpopeye United States

    bdpopeye Mi General MI.Net Member

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    THE US NAVY's X-47B UNMANNED COMBAT AIR SYSTEM
    In August 2007, the U.S. Navy selected Northrop Grumman as the prime contractor for the Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program. The program will provide the capability of an autonomous, low-observable unmanned aircraft to perform the first-ever carrier launches and recoveries, and autonomous aerial refueling. It will lead to an operational UCAS that will perform medium to long range recon, surveillance, and attack and interdiction missions.

    The first flight of the X47-B occurred at Edwards Airforce Base on February 4, 2011. US aircraft carrier qualification will occur in 2013.

    The six-year $635.8 million contract calls for the development of two X-47B fighter-sized, long-range, high endurance aircraft designated the X-47B. Test activities are in progress that will lead to completion of the Navy's carrier launch and recovery objectives by 2013. Successful at-sea trials will set the stage for potential follow-on acquisition programs and operational production in the 2016-2018 time frame

    The X-47B is equipped with an avionics suite supplied by BAE Systems Platform Solutions of Johnson City, New York. The avionics and vehicle management computer performs flight control processing, autopilot control, engine control processing, mission command and control, navigation and other functions.

    The computer features an embedded, open-architecture CsLEOS real-time operating system which uses 'brick-wall' time and memory partitioning to allow multiple applications to run on the same system without interfering with each other.

    The system also provides multiple scheduling modes, allowing users to switch between different schedule profiles in real time.

    The navigation systems include the US Navy shipboard relative global positioning system (SRGPS) automatic landing system.

    The aircraft is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5C turbofan engine rated at 14,19kN. The air vehicle carries 472kg of fuel but has a maximum capacity of 717kg of fuel for long-range operations or for increased loiter times.

    The USN has preserved the two aircraft after numerous flight test. The Next USN UCAS ,the MQ-25, will be a tanker;

    https://www.navytimes.com/articles/cno-new-stingray-drone-will-be-a-tanker

     
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    December 2012;

    The HST (CVN 75) is at sea with my friend an shipmate wicked_hind..

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    More photos.. I must wonder why the wings are not folded? Perhaps this aircraft has wings that do not fold.

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    I wonder if my shipmate Wicked_Hind is in this photo?
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    As posted by wicked_hind of CVN-75..

    All photos by wicked_hind.

    The hue of the pictures is because of darken ship lighting aboard the HST at night..This is SOP for the USN.

    wicked_hind stated

    Behold!! the X-47B aboard the HST.

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    Behold!! More pix of the X-47B aboard the HST.

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    Click the link for the full article.

    Unmanned X-47B Readies for Final Touchdown

     
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    That's some serious hardware/software great photographs and pics :cool:
     
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    Thank you...

    Only tw0 X-47Bs were built.

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    The X-47B aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) November 2013.

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    Found this video in our media section

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    ...May 2013...The X-47B is aboard the USS George H W Bush (CVN 77) for testing including catapult launches.

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    X-47B performs touch and goes aboard CVN-77

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