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Drone Successful Landing

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 (10:38 a.m.)

The landing of the X-47B experimental aircraft mean the Navy can move forward with its plans to develop another unmanned aircraft that will join the fleet alongside traditional airplanes to provide around-the-clock surveillance while also possessing a strike capability. It also would pave the way for the U.S. to launch unmanned aircraft without the need to obtain permission from other countries to use their bases.

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