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For the first time, Navy drones and human pilots are flying side by side

In a test conducted this past weekend, the Navy launched and landed manned aircrafts and unmanned drones in rapid succession, a historic first attempt to mix humans and drones on the same aircraft operation. According to  a report from The Aviationist ... [Published The Verge - 12 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

FLUDEOXYGLUCOSE F 18 (Fludeoxyglucose F-18) Injection [UIHC-P E T IMAGING CENTER]

First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Drone and Fighter Jet Team Up on Historic Flight

Like Maverick and Goose, Navy pilots need to trust the person they fly with — or, in this case, the robot they fly with. Earlier this week, an X-47B drone took off and landed alongside a F-18 Hornet on the USS Theodore Roosevelt — the first time manned ... [Published NBCNews.com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Obama ready for 'precise' military action in Iraq

US President Barack Obama pledged to take "precise" military action if needed to check advancing Sunni militants in Iraq and offered up to 300 US advisors to train Iraqi forces facing a crisis splintering the country on sectarian lines.But Obama, who ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Obama: Iraqis, Kurds have control of Mosul Dam after US airstrikes - Middle East

An aircraft handler directs the pilot of an F/A-18 Hornet to the catapult of the USS George H.W. Bush, underway in the Persian Gulf, Aug. 11, 2014. Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — Kurdish and Iraqi forces regained control of the Mosul Dam ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

A Small Victory in Iraq

President Obama emerged from vacation Monday to hail Kurdish forces for retaking the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq from jihadist radicals, calling it "a major step forward" and taking credit for "our support." He's right about the good news, which also shows ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Navy Makes History with Carrier-Launched Drone, Jet

The Navy for the first time on Sunday operated both manned and unmanned aircraft aboard a carrier in what commanders called a historic day. Both an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and an X-47B drone were launched from the deck of the Norfolk, Va.-based USS ... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Video Of X-47B & F/A-18 Carrier Ops Shows The Future Of Naval Aviation

As we reported yesterday, VX-23 'Salty Dogs' made history with the first seamless carrier operations between an unmanned combat drone and a F/A-18 Hornet. The video below gives us a glimpse of what the Navy's air combat capability of the future will look ... [Published Jalopnik - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 7 reports

USN conducts manned-unmanned aircraft ops aboard carrier

The US Navy (USN) has for the first time conducted manned and unmanned aircraft operations simultaneously aboard an aircraft carrier.The X-47B conducts flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) alongside the F/A-18. ... [Published Jane's - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Ponder this While Watching Air and Water Show

Late Saturday afternoon, the world learned of another horrific crime against humanity committed in northern Syria at the hands of the Islamic militant group, ISIL. UK-based Syrian opposition activists reported that ISIL had executed 700 members of the ... [Published Chicago Now - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Mission Creep: From Rescuing Iraq Refuges, The US Is Now Assisting Kurds In Fighting ISIS With Drones, F-18s

Just over a week ago, Obama announced that the US military intervention in Iraq would be solely under the pretext of “humanitarian intervention” while US troops would be deployed exclusively as “advisers”, and nothing else. 7 days later, the siege on ... [Published PrisonPlanet - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 2 reports

Mission Creep: From Rescuing Iraq Refuges, The US Is Now Assisting Kurds In Fighting ISIS With Drones, F-18s

Just over a week ago, Obama announced that the US military intervention in Iraq would be solely under the pretext of "humanitarian intervention" while US troops would be deployed exclusively as "advisers", and nothing else. 7 days later, the siege on ... [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 17 2014]

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writes in Foreign Policy  that the  sooner the U S begins a sustained campaign against ISIS, "t he less complicated our involvement will be, the greater our chances of success, and the more likely IS's forces can be defeated before they tear apart the region completely — and directly threaten America."
...The drone "completed a series of tests, which included a catapult launch and arrested landing, which demonstrated its ability to operate safely and seamlessly with manned aircraft." While the X-47B could be armed to carry out lethal strikes, so far the Navy has insisted that it has no plans to weaponize this particular drone
"When we give this to the fleet, they will determine and make lots of assessments and analysis to determine how it will be used,” he said. “So, will it be a standalone squadron? Will there be air vehicles part of another squadron, E-2 or an F-18? Those are all things that will be identified."
On Sunday, the X-47B took off directly after a manned F-18, then landed, folded its wings and taxied away so that the F-18 could land. "Today we showed that the X-47B could take off, land and fly in the carrier pattern with manned aircraft while maintaining normal flight deck operations" Capt. Beau Duarte, manager of the Navy's unmanned carrier aviation office, said in a statement...

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The American-backed offensive to recapture Iraq’s biggest dam stalled Monday, as fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham rigged part of the area with booby traps and remotely triggered bombs. Whilst a series of air strikes by American F-18 ...
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Navy Makes History with Carrier-Launched Drone,... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Aug 18 2014]
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