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Navy seeks more funding for MQ-25 as it prepares for 2026 IOC

February 13, 2018 |
Justin Katz
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Citing a 2026 initial operational capability threshold, the Navy is seeking $234 million more than projected for its unmanned tanker program in fiscal year 2019. This year's budget request includes $718 million for the MQ-25 Stingray program, while last year's budget had projected the program would need $484 million in FY-19, according to Navy budget justification documents released Feb. 12. The additional $234 million "provides required profile" to meet the IOC goal approved by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)...

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