On Tuesday, November 27, the US Navy released footage of the the X-47B drone demonstrator being loaded onto the deck of the USS Harry S. Truman docked at the Norfolk Naval Air Station in Norfolk, VA. The drone is set to undergo its first carrier-based testing for full integration into flight deck operations. Once the drone completes all of it's testing, it will be the first aircraft able to land on an aircraft carrier autonomously.
In our initial project with this drone, we worked with Northrop Grumann to ensure the craft would be preserved during cross country transport from California to Maryland. This time, we made a heavy duty cover for the drone during it's barge trip through the Chesapeake Bay from the Patuxent Naval Air Station to the Norfolk Naval Air Station.
The outer material you see in the images is a heavy duty, PVC coated polyester scrim product with high tensile strength. This protective cover is custom made from state of the art engineered materials designed for durable corrosion protection (http://www.protectivepackaging.net/
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Protective Packaging specializes in protecting products, equipment, and machinery from corrosion, electrostatic discharge, contaminants, ultraviolet rays and dust during shipping and storage. Our corrosion protection products and services consist of: anti-static and static shielding bags, flexible packaging materials, moisture barrier bags, mil spec packaging (http://www.protectivepackaging.net/