SECNAV Watches the X-47B Launch

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 10, 2013) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus observes the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). X-47B also successfully recovered aboard the ship, marking an historic event for naval aviation that many believe will impact the way the Navy integrates manned and unmanned aircraft on the carrier flight deck in the future.