Tag Archives: aircraft carrier

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 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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Navy Asks 4 Defense Contractors to Submit Concepts for MQ-25A Stingray Tanker Drone Program

The U.S. Navy has asked General Atomics, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman to submit proposed concepts for a carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker through an updated draft request for proposals issued in July, USNI News reported Thursday. The service branch plans to release the final RFP for the MQ-25A Stingray program …

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CSRA to Continue NAVSEA Acquisition Support Services Under $61M Task Order

CSRA has received a five-year, $61 million task order from the Naval Sea Systems Command to provide acquisition support services to NAVSEA’s Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Aircraft Carriers. The task order was awarded through the U.S. Navy‘s SeaPort-e procurement vehicle and will extend CSRA’s support for the carriers, which began in 1991, the company …

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Sean Stackley: Huntington Ingalls-Built Ford Carrier to Undergo Navy’s Acceptance Trials

The U.S. Navy will conduct acceptance trials of its future USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier at sea before the end of May, USNI News reported Thursday. Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley told reporters at the U.S. Naval Institute’s annual meeting that the service branch currently works to address issues identified during the carrier’s builders trials before …

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Huntington Ingalls Lands USS Gerald Ford Pre-Commissioning Support Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $21.7 million contract modification for production and test engineering services to the pre-commissioning USS Gerald R. Ford carrier unit. The Defense Department said Monday the company will begin work under the modification after it delivers the aircraft carrier to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, and will continue work through February 2018. Capt. …

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Huntington Ingalls-Built Ford Aircraft Carrier Completes Builder’s Sea Trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division has concluded a series of USS Gerald R. Ford trials that assessed the aircraft carrier’s systems, components and compartments at sea. HII said Friday builder’s sea trials of the U.S. Navy‘s first Ford-class carrier, dubbed CVN 78, also covered high-speed runs and demonstrated ship capacities. Newport News Shipbuilding …

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