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Old 14-06-2021, 12:03 PM
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Boeing MQ-25 Becomes First Unmanned Aircraft to Refuel Another Aircraft

Boeing released short videos on 7 June 2021 showing a Boeing
MQ-25 T1 test unmanned aircraft refuelling a F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Boeing claim the MQ-25 is the first unmanned aircraft to ever refuel
another aircraft - piloted or autonomous - during flight.

30 second video here :-
https://youtu.be/q2uGkF2J1Y0

2 minute video here :-
https://youtu.be/GqZOaUpORjo

Boeing MQ-25 information page :-
http://www.boeing.com/defense/mq25
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Old 14-06-2021, 04:54 PM
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That's amazing ....
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Old 14-06-2021, 05:57 PM
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Ok but the Boeing was controlled by a joystick guy on the ground, a la most UAVs. Waiting for the autonomous fighter refueling with the autonomous tanker. Sky Net will prevail.
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Old 14-06-2021, 07:01 PM
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Looking at the refueling module being a separate appendage, it's rather obvious the MQ-25 will continue the UCLASS project and become more than a tanker. Exciting stuff indeed.
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UAV came in pretty hard for landing!

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