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Navy Launches First Drone From Aircraft Carrier

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, MD - MAY 14: In this handout released by the U.S. Navy courtesy of Northrop Grumman, the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator lands after completing the first launch of an unmanned aerial vehicle from an aircraft carrier May 14, 2013 at Naval Air Staion Patuxent River, Maryland. George H.W. Bush is the first aircraft carrier to successfully catapult-launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. The Navy plans to have unmanned aircraft on each of its carriers to be used for surveillance and be armed and used in combat roles. (Photo by U.S. Navy/Northrop Grumman via Getty Images)

Drone launched from aircraft carrier

The U.S. Navy made history on May 14, 2013 by launching X-47B, an unmanned drone, from an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean.