MQ-25 operational capability pushed to September 2025 due to supplier issues

By Audrey Decker / June 27, 2022 at 1:01 PM
The Navy’s unmanned MQ-25 Stingray will reach initial operating capability in September 2025, approximately six months later than planned, a program official said. The incorporation of the new ground control station initially shifted the program’s IOC date to February 2025, according to Capt. Sam Messer, program manager of unmanned carrier aviation. However, IOC is now pushed back to September due to delays in building the engineering and manufacturing development aircraft because of “supplier quality issues,” Messer told Inside Defense...

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