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US drone makes first aircraft carrier landing

11 July 2013 Last updated at 11:19 BST

An unmanned US jet has landed aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time.

"Salty Dog502", the US Navy's X-47B drone, landed on the USS George H W Bush off the coast of Virginia, its first landing on a ship.

The bat-wing aircraft has a 3,200km (2,000 mile) range and the ability to carry the equivalent of two precision-guided bombs.

The drone was first launched from the aircraft carrier in May but returned to a mainland runway.

Footage from the US Navy

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