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Unmanned combat air vehicle. An X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator (UCAS-D) taxiing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush. This aircraft carrier was the first to successfully catapult launch an unmanned aircraft. The X-47B is 11.6 metres long with a wingspan of nearly 19 metres, which reduces to 9.5 metres when the wings are folded. Photographed in the Atlantic Ocean on 10th May 2013.
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