Video: Unmanned Naval Stealth Fighter's First Flight

The X-47B is a new stealth unmanned aircraft intended for the US Navy. The plane is a large step toward virtual warfare, something claimed to help save lives. Not only does it require no human to fly, but it can take off and land on a carrier and refuel mid-flight, both considered one of the toughest challenges for today’s pilots. The X-47B has the ability to stay in the air almost indefinitely thanks to the refueling making for one deadly machine.

On Friday at Edwards Airforce base in California, the project leaders sent the X-47B into it’s first flight, successfully taking off and landing. So check out the unmanned aircraft do what was once only possible in the future.