In this handout from the U.S. Navy, the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator taxies on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman December 9, 2012 in the Atalntic Ocean. The 'stealth drone' is reportedly the first unmanned aircraft piloted by artificial intelligence to take off, fly a programmed mission and return to its base.
May 8, 1942: The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an end with Japanese Imperial Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships. Featured: USS Yorktown
Task Group 38.3 enters Ulithi anchorage in column formation on December 18,1944. The ships were returning from strikes on targets in the Philippines. From front to back: USS Langley (CVL-27) a small aircraft carrier. USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) aircraft carrier USS Washington (BB-56) battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55) battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) battleship USS Santa Fe (CL-60) light cruiser USS Biloxi (CL-80) light cruiser USS Mobile (CL-63) light cruiser USS Oakland…
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Nitze (DDG 94) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Virginia.