Navy completes first unmanned aerial refueling using MQ-25 Stingray prototype

By Aidan Quigley / June 7, 2021 at 3:50 PM
The Navy's unmanned MQ-25 program completed its first-ever refueling from an unmanned tanker to a manned receiver aircraft, an F/A-18 Super Hornet, Friday, the service announced. The test, which took place using Boeing's MQ-25 T-1 prototype from MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois, proved that the MQ-25 Stingray can fulfill its refueling mission, Capt. Chad Reed, the program's manager, said during a call with reporters Monday. "This historic flight was the first time any aircraft received fuel from an unmanned aerial...

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