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Unmanned X-47B launches from the USS George H. W. Bush (14 images)

Updated: May 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM
An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator flies over the flight deck Tuesday, May 14, 2013 of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is the first aircraft carrier to successfully catapult launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. UPI/Timothy Walter/US Navy
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An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator is towed into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Monday, May 13, 2013. USS George H.W. Bush is scheduled to be the first aircraft carrier to catapult-launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. UPI/ Timothy Walter/U.S. Navy
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An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator is towed into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Monday, May 13, 2013. USS George H.W. Bush is scheduled to be the first aircraft carrier to catapult-launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. UPI/ Timothy Walter/U.S. Navy
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An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator is towed into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Monday, May 13, 2013. USS George H.W. Bush is scheduled to be the first aircraft carrier to catapult-launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. UPI/ Timothy Walter/U.S. Navy
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An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator is towed into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Monday, May 13, 2013. USS George H.W. Bush is scheduled to be the first aircraft carrier to catapult-launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. UPI/ Timothy Walter/U.S. Navy
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Northrop Grumman personnel conduct pre-operational tests Tuesday, May 14, 2013 on an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is scheduled to be the first aircraft carrier to catapult launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. UPI/Timothy Walter/US Navy
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Sailors move an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator onto an aircraft elevator, May 14, 2013 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is scheduled to be the first aircraft carrier to catapult launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. UPI/Timothy Walter/US Navy
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