Navy considers pilot training platform for Stingrays, Reapers

By Linda Hersey / May 8, 2023 at 4:55 PM
The Navy plans to purchase a training platform for MQ-25 Stingrays and MQ-9 Reapers in fiscal year 2024 to meet the growing demand for operators to run the uncrewed systems. The Navy’s FY-24 budget request calls for $249 million to purchase ground equipment in the category of Other Flight Training. The purchase of a Naval Air Vehicle Operator Training system (NAVOTS) “tailored to Navy and Marine Corps [uncrewed aerial system] operator production demand” is included in that request. NAVOTS would...

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