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05:28 PM, April 23, 2019
Curtiss-Wright To Support Boeing’s MQ-25 Unmanned Tanker For the US Navy
MQ-25 Unmanned Tanker

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced today it has been awarded a contract by Boeing to supply data technology systems for the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling program.

“Our data system solution was selected by Boeing for use on the aircraft carrier-deployed MQ-25 unmanned tanker aircraft,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division.

The MQ-25 is the US Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft and is designed to provide a much-needed refueling capability.

The contract supports Boeing’s engineering and manufacturing development program to provide four MQ-25 aircraft to the US Navy for Initial Operational Capability by 2024, the company said in a statement Tuesday.