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Navy Launches First Drone From Aircraft Carrier

ATLANTIC OCEAN - MAY 14: In this handout released by the U.S. Navy, Dave Lorenz, left, and Bruce McFadden, deck operators for Northrop Grumman, discuss the launch of an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) May 14, 2013 in the Atlantic Ocean. Lorenz and McFadden operated the X-47B as it taxied from the aircraft elevator to the catapult. George H.W. Bush is scheduled to be the first aircraft carrier to 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/U.S. Navy 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.