Tag Archives: MQ-25

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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Rolls-Royce to Build Engine Tech for Navy Tanker Drone

Boeing has selected Rolls-Royce to manufacture an engine technology to power four unmanned aerial refueling vehicles the Chicago-based company will build for the U.S. Navy. Rolls-Royce said Thurday it will provide AE 3007N engines designed to generate more than 10K pounds of thrust and provide additional electrical power to the service branch’s future MQ-25 Stingray tanker …

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General Atomics Assesses Aerodynamic Capabilities of MQ-25 Drone; David Alexander Comments

A General Atomics business unit has completed the fourth low-speed wind tunnel test of a carrier-based refueling tanker drone being developed for the U.S. Navy. The San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautics Systems Inc. said Tuesday its aeronautical systems division assessed and verified the MQ-25 Stingray tanker’s high-lift system and spoiler-based direct …

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