Boeing MQ-25 Unmanned Aerial Refueler Completes First Test Flight

Boeing and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25™ unmanned aerial refueler Sept. 19. The MQ-25 test asset, known as T1, completed the autonomous two-hour flight under the direction of Boeing test pilots operating from a ground control station at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah, Ill., where the test program is based. (Boeing photo)

This artist’s concept shows a possible future application of Automated Aerial Refueling in which an unmanned, long-range bomber is refueled in flight. Proposals STL #151211-002

Successful test puts U.S. Navy’s first operational unmanned aerial refueler a step closer to the carrier fleet

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19, 2019 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy today successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25™ unmanned aerial refueler.

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