Boeing joins General Atomics' MQ-25 Stingray team

By Justin Katz / February 13, 2018 at 1:16 PM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced yesterday Boeing Autonomous Systems will join its MQ-25 Stingray team.

The announcement comes less than two months after Boeing unveiled a first look at its own MQ-25 Stingray offer, Inside the Navy reported.

Boeing becomes the seventh company to join General Atomics' MQ-25 team, which already includes L3 Technologies, BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins among others.

The MQ-25 competition is limited to Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Northrop Grumman said in October that it would not offer a bid. The Navy anticipates an award later this year. Boeing's Phantom Works division intends to bid on the MQ-25 contract separately.

The MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker will provide an aerial refueling capability and limited intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance.