Thursday, June 10, 2021

Boeing MQ-25 Drone Refuels US Navy Super Hornet In Historic Test


Warzone/The Drive: The Navy’s Tanker Drone Makes History By Refueling A Manned Aircraft For The First Time (Updated) 

The Boeing demonstrator for the MQ-25 Stingray program successfully passed fuel to an F/A-18 Super Hornet jet. Boeing’s MQ-25 Stingray test asset, known as T1, has conducted the first successful aerial refueling of a manned receiver aircraft by an unmanned tanker. 

The landmark is a vital one as the U.S. Navy looks forward to adding the MQ-25 to its carrier air wings, or CVWs, in the future. The Navy's Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Boeing announced today that the T1 test article had demonstrated its tanker capability with an F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighter on June 4, 2021. The drone had flown from MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois. The MQ-25 demonstrator aircraft passed fuel to the Super Hornet using an Aerial Refueling Store (ARS) mounted under its wing. 

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Anonymous said...

Boeing?! Here goes the price and delivery date.

Anonymous said...

How these pilots can link up with the refueling hose is beyond comprehension and I've been seeing this for who knows how many years.