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    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:12 am

    Boeing Corporation won the US Navy tender for the deck unmanned tanker MQ-25A

    On August 30, 2018, the US Navy issued a $ 805.319 million contract to Boeing Corporation for the full-scale development, construction, testing and delivery of four pre-production flight prototypes of the MQ-25A Stingray prospective deck unmanned tanker, including the integration of these aircraft into the aviation wing aircraft carrier and their achievement of the stage of initial operational capability (IOC), with completion by August 2024. Thus Boeing with its specially designed aircraft won a tender for the US Navy program MQ-25A Stingray.

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    Post  JohninMK on Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:53 am

    More Chinese drones going into the USAF. They certainly dominate the market.

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    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:57 pm

    The first flight of the American unmanned aerial vehicle XQ-58A Valkyrie

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    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:59 am

    First flight of the prototype Boeing MQ-25A carrier-based unmanned tanker

    Boeing Corporation reported that the first prototype T1 demonstrator (registration number N234MQ) of the promising deck-based unmanned tanker MQ-25A Stingray, created in the interests of the U.S. Navy, made its first flight in St. Louis on September 19, 2019. Flight control was carried out from a ground station.



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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:58 pm

    George1 wrote:First flight of the prototype Boeing MQ-25A carrier-based unmanned tanker

    Boeing Corporation reported that the first prototype T1 demonstrator (registration number N234MQ) of the promising deck-based unmanned tanker MQ-25A Stingray, created in the interests of the U.S. Navy, made its first flight in St. Louis on September 19, 2019. Flight control was carried out from a ground station.



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    They're saying now that they (The US Navy) will buy 72 of them for the price of $13 billion total, which comes out to $180.5 million a piece for a unmanned buddy-buddy refueler....holy hell that's ridiculous!!!  lol1
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:45 am

    No... what is ridiculous is anyone thinking the final price will be anything like that low... Twisted Evil

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