Published On: Wed, Dec 20th, 2017

Boeing Unveils A New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Inspired By A ‘Stingray’

Boeing unveils its new unmanned aerial vehicle.

The giant aircraft developer, Boeing, has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle that inspired through a “stingray.” It is conceptualized for the refueling of U.S. Navy fighter jets in the midair.

The prototype is dubbed as MQ-25A “Stingray,” which could deliver about 15,000 pounds of fuel 500 nautical miles out from an aircraft carrier. This could provide the fighter planes an extra 300 to 400 miles of flight range. The fighters include the deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C.

Don Gaddis, who works at Boeing’s Phantom Works technology wing, said that Boeing has been delivering carrier aircraft to the Navy for almost 90 years. He further said that their expertise gives them confidence in their approach. He added that Boeing will be prepared for flight testing once the engineering and manufacturing development contract is awarded, as noted by Sputnik.

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Boeing Unveils A New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Inspired By A ‘Stingray’