Unmanned Aircraft Aborted Its Third Carrier Landing Attempt Following Computer Failure – Nextgov.com

As every good seaman knows, a salty dog is an experienced sailor savvy enough to do the right thing when confronted with a problem. That’s exactly what the Navy’s X-47B unmanned aircraft — with the call sign “Salty Dog” — did when an onboard computer failed as the drone attempted its third arrested landing on the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier off the coast of Virginia yesterday.

The X-47B already had completed two landings, including the historic first carrier landing of an unmanned aircraft on a flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

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