A completely pre-programmed unmanned plane is more than just a drone, it’s an Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS). The X-47B went on its maiden flight and is reputed to refuel in air and land on aircraft carriers. Is it connected to Skynet? The present writer hasn’t felt this chill since first seeing a cruise missile flying at treetop levels, decades ago! Is it instinctive to sense the threat posed by hard metal against mortal flesh? Mail Online, in “Rise of the machines: Maiden Flight of US Navy bat-winged robot stealth bomber that has no need for human pilot,” makes it seem humanity may be riding into the sunset? “Slightly smaller than the B2 stealth bomber, the X-47B carries laser-guided bombs and can fly faster than 500 miles per hour at 40,000 feet,” informs the Daily Mail. A video follows the article where the UCAS takes off and lands flawlessly. Tests will be completed by late 2011 for the first X-47B, followed closely by testing of a second UCAS.