The company said Monday its actuator uses electrohydraulic servo actuation technology, and will function to support the MQ-25 test unit. A variety of military and commercial aircraft use the Parker-made EHSA technology.
“Parker Aerospace's MQ-25 flight control actuator is engineered similar to Parker's other actuators currently serving the U.S. military,“ said Drexel Pope, director of new development programs at Parker Aerospace's control systems division.
The MQ-25 carrier-based aircraft is designed to address the U.S. Navy's immediate refueling needs. Boeing is working to deliver four operational MQ-25 units to the Navy by 2024.
Parker Aerospace is a business unit of Parker Hannifin, a global provider of flight control technologies.