US Navy MQ-25 Stingray Unmanned Aerial Tanker

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    They were part of Lockheed's promotional material for their bid. They're quite good photoshops, but still photoshops all the same.

    Sorry for the short reply earlier, I was a bit busy.

    I want to see Boeing's first flight. That sucker is going to look a bit weird in the air. Cool, but weird.
     
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    here's what NavalTechnology had to say 17 December 2018
    MQ-25 Stingray: the first drone to refuel fighter jets in flight https://www.naval-technology.com/features/mq-25-stingray-drone-navy/
     
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    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...-to-air-base-near-st-louis-for-flight-testing

    She's on the move...
     
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    DAMN! that contraptions gonna be flying around Central Obamastan, duck people, get da heck out da way!
     
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    Navy: First MQ-25A Stingray Flight Planned for Later This Year https://news.usni.org/2019/05/06/navy-first-mq-25a-stingray-flight-planned-for-later-this-year
     
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    Yes it did...
     
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    Initial fixed price development contract of $805 million for four prototypes.

    Final system design review planned for 12/2019 with LRIP in 10/2023.

    There is no critical technology identified with the MQ-25 but there are two critical technologies approaching maturity not resident with the program.
     
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    Boeing's winning bid for the $805 million fixed price contract was a strategic play. Financial disclosure documents show Boeing took a $291 million loss associated with winning the $805 million contract (source : Inside Defense). Boeing's offer raised eyebrows after Lockheed Martin's top executive Marillyn Hewson told Wall Street investors in October her company would have lost $5 billion had they matched Boeing's winning bid. Boeing's approached the bid with a commercial investment mindset, a deliberate and purposeful decision to position itself to capture significant future market opportunities.in that market segment.
     
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    heard Oct 26, 2018
    actually I told that story in a bar, thanks for reminding me now LOL
     
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