DOD IG says Navy should delay production, IOC decisions on MQ-25

By Abby Shepherd / November 22, 2023 at 9:59 AM
The Defense Department inspector general is recommending the Navy hold off on a production decision and declare the MQ-25 unmanned air system operational until certain developmental tests are completed. The MQ-25 Stingray program is set to replace the F/A-18 Super Hornet currently used for aerial refueling. According to the IG’s Nov. 16 report , Navy officials and the MQ-25 program office are set to make critical decisions regarding initial operational capability and milestone C -- certification that a program can...

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