So metal! Refueling drone!

#MQ25 takes another step toward unmanned aerial refueling for the U.S. Navy. The Boeing MQ-25 test asset has flown for the first time with an aerial refueling pod containing the hose and basket that will make it an aerial refueler.

Extending the carrier air wing reach

  • MW25 is an unmanned aircraft system designed for the U.S. Navy mission, it will provide the needed robust refueling capability, thereby extending the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters.