BAE Systems will supply Vehicle Management Control and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Systems for Boeing’s MQ-25 aerial refueling UAV.
The Vehicle Management Control System will control all flight surfaces and perform overall vehicle management duties for the MQ-25 unmanned aerial vehicle. The IFF product ensures operation in contested environments by reliably identifying both coalition and enemy vehicles.
The MQ-25 is the United States’ 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 MQ-25 program will help the US Navy extend the range of the carrier air wing, and Boeing and our industry team is all-in on delivering this capability," said Dave Bujold, Boeing's MQ-25 program director. "The work we're doing is also foundational for the future of Boeing – where we're building autonomous systems from seabed to space."
The prototype of Boeing's MQ-25 unmanned aerial refuelling drone, nearly the size of F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter, has entered the testing phase. The company plans to test fly the MQ-25 Stingray, known as T-1 or "Tail 1," before the end of the year
Boeing has won an $805.3 million contract to build the first four MQ-25A Stingray autonomous refueling drones for the United States Navy
General Atomics has concluded performance testing of the arresting hook Hold Down Damper (HDD) for its proposed MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft for the United States Navy. GA-ASI worked in collaboration with a team from GKN Aerospaces Fokker business unit in Helmond, Netherlands
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is using an integrated fuel tank structure to maximize fuel offload for the proposed MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft for the U
BAE Systems has won a $88 million modification contract to supply long lead material to build vehicles meant for the US Army. The contract includes supplying the material to build US Armys Self-Propelled Howitzer, Carrier-Ammunition Tracked Vehicle, as well as the gathering of parts associated with the total package fielding package, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday
BAE Systems has won a $45 million US Army contract for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) Increment 1 prototype, to extend the range and rate of fire on current and future M109A7 self-propelled howitzers. The development of ERCA is in collaboration with the Armys Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Armaments Centre
Boeings Insitu has won a $390 million contract to supply RQ-21A Blackjack drones and ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) meant for the US Marines, US Navy and governments of Canada, Poland and Oman respectively. According to the contract announced by the US Department of Defense on Friday, the company will supply 63 RQ-21A attrition air vehicles for the US Marine Corps and US Navy
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