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Big Boys at the Drones Club
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peter scott



Joined: 18 Dec 2007
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Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:05 pm    Post subject: Big Boys at the Drones Club Reply with quote

Not really Historic but maybe history in the making..


DRONE FOOTAGE:
10th July 2013, the US Navy successfully conducted
take-offs and landings from a fairly new nuclear aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), with a new stealth jet called the X-47B.
What is SO different about this plane, is the fact that it is a 'drone'.
Yes, it is completely unmanned.
Drones come in all sizes, and the X-47B is likely one of the larger ones.
What is so ironic about all of this is the fact that the enemy cannot detect a plane like this in the first place.
In the unlikely event they get lucky at shooting one down, there will be no human loss of life or captivity. As you view the flight deck crew signalling the plane, they are simply signalling the on-board cameras, which in turn are being manned by staff inside the command intelligence center (CIC) onboard the ship.
Also, note the short distance this plane needs for a take-off. Impressive indeed.
Click Here:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/WC8U5_4lo2c?feature=player_embedded
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dclf1947



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
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Location: Laoag City, Philippines

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the late 1990s I was working in Saudi Arabia on their F-15 Eagle fleet and spent many months a year in the USA escorting Saudi and Filipino technicians receiving training. I was based at Tyndall AFB for a couple of months and was amazed at the perfect landings some old F-4s were doing. It turned out they were unmanned target drones, I see they are using F-16s now.

http://www.fencecheck.com/content/index.php?title=The_Final_Mission:_The_USAF%92s_QF-4_Target_Drones

Dave
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Peter_L



Joined: 10 Apr 2008
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Location: New Brunswick. Canada.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressive, certainly one up on the remote controlled model aircraft I ever had.

The video quality is excellent, if only the same resolution was used on surveillance cameras.
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