Boeing showcased MQ-25 drone for jet refueling

Boeing showcased the drones to refuel jet fighters in the sky. Boeing's defense unit has launched the MQ-25 to be taken to a warship and aired in the same way as a fighter jet to refuel the F/A-18 Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler and F-35C in long operation.

Boeing's defense unit shows the new aircraft and says the drone 'will change the power of the air force in the future'. Many analysts say radical new innovations where aircraft land and take off vertically as a project being worked on.

Tinuku Boeing showcased MQ-25 drone for jet refueling

"The Boeing MQ-25 unmanned aircraft system is finalizing the engine before the deck handling demonstration next year. The aircraft designed to support navies with fuel-saving capabilities that will extend the range of F-A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler and Lockheed Martin F-35C," Boeing said.

The MQ-25 should integrate gently with the launch system on an aircraft carrier that allows it to use all the same systems as the fighter jets that will be filled in with fuel. Boeing said all engine work will be completed by early next year.

The company will issue a request for a proposal on January 3. Contract award is expected in September 2018 and the Pentagon has allocated US$2.16 billion for naval drone program until 2021, although the contract value will be greater.

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