Tag Archives: aerial refueling

Boeing Eyes MQ-25 Tanker Drone Prototype Flight Test Before Year’s End

Boeing has moved a test prototype of the MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based aerial refueling drone from the firm’s facility in St. Louis to a small regional airport in Illinois as the company prepares to begin flight testing later this year, Defense One reported Monday. Dave Bujold, program manager for the drone project at Boeing, said in an interview the prototype will serve as an early learning platform for the first U.S. Navy aircraft, which is expected to be operational in fiscal 2021.

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Boeing Hands Over Fifth KC-46 Tanker to Air Force; Leanne Caret Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has welcomed the arrival of its fifth Boeing-built KC-46A Pegasus tanker at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. The aircraft took off from Boeing’s Seattle-based facility on Friday and arrived at Altus AFB, where the 56th air refueling squadron responsible for the tanker maintenance, aircraft and support training is based, the company said Friday.
 

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Boeing’s Leanne Caret Cites Milestones to Back KC-46 Tanker Delivery This Year

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security segment, told Military Times in a video interview aired Sunday that the company is going to deliver KC-46 aerial refueling tanker aircraft this year, citing several milestones. “You’ve seen the completion of several very critical milestones that were the major gates …

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General Atomics Conducts Carrier Deck Taxi Capability Demo for MQ-25 Tanker Drone Offering

A General Atomics business unit has demonstrated aircraft carrier-based deck taxi capability and launch-and-recovery operations for its proposed offering for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. used a Predator C Avenger drone as a substitute for its MQ-25 offering and director wands …

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Report: Boeing’s MQ-25 Tanker Drone Offering Undergoes Tests Ahead of Source Selection Decision

Boeing has already conducted several tests of its proposed unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based aerial refueling tanker drone program ahead of the service’s contract award decision, National Defense reported Friday. “We have already demonstrated a lot of the functionality… We have done almost everything short of …

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Boeing Completes Fuel On-Load Tests for KC-46 Tanker Supplemental Type Certification

Boeing has completed fuel on-load tests needed for Federal Aviation Administration certification of the company’s refueling tanker aircraft. KC-46 received 540,600 pounds of fuel and performed 68 contacts with other tankers as part of the pre-Supplemental Type Certificate test series, Boeing said Wednesday. The recent flight test lasted for three hours and forty eight minutes, …

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Boeing Gets FAA Registration Number for MQ-25 Tanker Drone Offering

Boeing has secured a registration number from the Federal Aviation Administration for its proposed unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker drone program, FlightGlobal reported Thursday. The company received Dec. 26 the FAA registration number N234MQ for its proposed “T1” drone prototype. Boeing previewed its demonstrator for the MQ-25 …

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Lockheed Unveils Sikorsky-Boeing Team’s Concept for Future Vertical Lift Rotorcraft

Lockheed Martin has released a new video that shows the concept for the future vertical lift helicopter based on the X2 demonstrator, New Atlas reported Thursday. David Szondy writes Lockheed’s Sikorsky subsidiary partnered with Boeing to develop the helicopter concept that comes in attack and assault variants. The proposed vertical lift aircraft …

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