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NORFOLK (May 6, 2013) An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator is lowered on an aircraft elevator from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 14, 2013) An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is the first aircraft carrier to successfully catapult launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Read Castillo/Released)

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) drone demonstrator flies near the #USNavy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush after its historical launch.

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator is loaded onto an aircraft elevator aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

NORFOLK (May 6, 2013) Sailors move an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator from a lowered aircraft elevator aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is scheduled to be the first aircraft carrier to catapult-launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. George H.W. Bush is preparing to conduct training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

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Sailors move an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator onto an aircraft elevator aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush at an unspecified location in the Atlantic Ocean, on May 14.

(Jan. 10, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Justin Shumaker communicates with flight deck control during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

ARABIAN SEA (April 13, 2014) Sailors of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) assemble in formation on the flight deck in honor of the ship's namesake's 90th birthday on June 12, 2014. George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Juan David Guerra/Released)