It’s called the X-47B, the Navy’s carrier-launched drone or unmanned combat air vehicle. The tail-less, jet-powered drone which first flew in 2011 is a demonstrator that has successfully taken off from and landed on the deck of several

“The Navy launched and landed the X-47B in rapid succession with an F/A-18 fighter jet as part of a series of joint manned and unmanned flight tests aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in August of last year off the coast of Norfolk, Va., service officials said.”

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the impressive refueling operation as it occurred this week — part of the Pentagon’s rigorous testing to make sure the new pilot-less fighter can integrate into a joint combat environment.

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