Thursday, October 12, 2017

Four Companies Are Competing To Build The Pentagon's Next Stingray Drones

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USNI News: Navy Releases Final MQ-25 Stingray RFP; General Atomics Bid Revealed

Naval Air Systems Command has quietly released the final request for proposals to industry for the unmanned MQ-25 Stingray aerial tanker, USNI News has learned.

Last week, the Navy issued the RFP to four industry competitors for the air segment of what will be the service’s Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aerial vehicle ahead of an anticipated contract award by September of next year, a NAVAIR spokeswoman told USNI News on Tuesday.

The competitors are Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and General Atomics.

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Update: Four Firms to Compete to Build Pentagon’s Future Stingray Drone (Sputnik)

WNU Editor:  A who's who of American defense companies are bidding on this contract. I guess they see the future.

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