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Boeing Taps BAE to Deliver MQ-25 Refueling Drone Flight Control Systems

Boeing Taps BAE to Deliver MQ-25 Refueling Drone Flight Control Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Boeing Taps BAE to Deliver MQ-25 Refueling Drone Flight Control Systems

Jeff Brody

Boeing has contracted BAE Systems to supply vehicle control and detection systems to operate the former“™s MQ-25 aerial refueling drone for the U.S. Navy.

BAE will provide the Vehicle Management Control and Identification Friend or Foe systems to support

Boeing“™s contract with the Navy to deliver four initial MQ-25 unmanned aerial systems by 2024, BAE said Monday.

The vehicle management platform enables the user to control the drone“™s overall flight functions while the IFF works to identify both ally and adversary vehicles.

Corin Beck, director of BAE“™s military aircraft systems division, said the company“™s more than 40-year partnership with Boeing has resulted in the delivery of the former“™s high-integrity fly-by-wire, IFF and other modernized avionics products.

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