Launch crew prepares the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator for its first land-based catapult launch. The Navy‘s first-ever steam catapult launch of the pilotless X-47B ensures the vehicle can structurally handle the rigors of the aircraft-carrier environment.
Check this out:
Video provided by the USNavy YouTube Channel
Disclaimer: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense of this website or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD website.