MQ-25 Stingray IOC delayed a year

By Linda Hersey / April 24, 2023 at 2:30 PM
The Navy is moving the initial operational capability (IOC) date for the MQ-25 Stingray back a year to 2026 to allow for sufficient time for testing the unmanned aerial fueling tanker, a service spokeswoman told Inside Defense . The Navy had previously sent Congress a selected acquisition report in September 2022 that showed the IOC date as September 2025. “The Navy made the decision to shift IOC by one year to 2026 to allow sufficient time to complete and test...

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