X 47B drone stealth bomber undergoes test flight

Look up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is the X-47B drone stealth bomber that is currently undergoing test flights! This bat-winged jet does look like a smaller B-2 stealth bomber from certain angles, and it managed to go through a successful maiden flight on Monday at Edwards Air Force Base in California.Operated from a ground control station at Edwards, the entire flight took 29 minutes and was conducted at 5,000 ft. with landing gear down, where it went through a racetrack pattern over the dry lakebed with standard-rate turns. Will pilots be phased out in the future as the only thing they will fly are drones, should technology catch up eventually to such a degree?

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