Shouldn't be surprise, should it?
I mean, that was the plan - right? USS Theodore Roosevelt Conducts Combined Manned, Unmanned Operations:
“Today we showed that the X-47B could take off, land and fly in the carrier pattern with manned aircraft while maintaining normal flight deck operations. This is key for the future Carrier Air Wing.”Wave of the future.
Capt. Beau Duarte
Program Manager, Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation office
The first series of manned/unmanned operations began Sunday morning when the ship launched an F/A-18 and an X-47B. After an eight-minute flight, the X-47B executed an arrested landing, folded its wings and taxied out of the landing area.