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Locally-built combat drone tested on aircraft carrier

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - An unmanned combat air vehicle is making history.

The drone, made in San Diego, is sitting aboard the USS Harry Truman in Norfolk, Virginia waiting for testing.

The X-47B will go through a series of tests over a three-week period. The tests will be performed in port and at sea to demonstrate the capabilities to work with manned aircraft.

The futuristic drone was largely developed by Northrop-Grumman's San Diego operation. It has a wingspan of over 62 feet.

In this News 8 video story, Shawn Styles has more.

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