posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 07:46 PM
reply to post by Cosmic911
We'll find out next year, I think it is. They are planning to do taxi-capture tests sometime this year, I believe they have done cat shots already,
and sometime next year they are planning to do their first landing and capture test.
Then in 2014 the real fun starts. They are going to do autonomous aerial refueling in 2014. They have successfully simulated refueling, using a
Learjet standin, with the X-47B control systems. The pilot flew the Learjet to a one nautical mile distance from an Omega K707, and the autonomous
flight system then piloted the aircraft to a position off one wing which is the observation position, to a simulated contact position behind the
aircraft, and then to the reform position off the other wing.