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F-22 Raptor loss is F-15EX gain in latest US budget request

The US military looks set to be delivered a mix blessing in the US President’s 2023 financial year defence budget request, with cuts to existing platform numbers while new platforms are brought online

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The US Navy tests the MQ-25 and its systems aboard an aircraft carrier

The US Navy in mid-December tested its new tanker drone–and, equally importantly, the drone’s control systems–aboard an aircraft carrier.

MQ-25A refuels F-35C in-flight for the first time

Boeing’s MQ-25A Stingray test asset marked yet another milestone on September 13, when the platform completed its first aerial refuelling of a US Navy-operated Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter

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MQ-25A refuels US Navy E-2D for the first time

The US Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation programme completed its first aerial refuelling flight with an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye on August 18 during a sortie from MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois

Boeing-led team simulates naval MUM-T operations

A Boeing-led team has demonstrated manned-unmanned teaming capabilities in a virtual environment using the US Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and the F/A-18 Super Hornet

MQ-25 refuels F/A-18F in historic first

Boeing’s MQ-25A Stingray test asset marked a historic milestone on June 4, when the platform conducted the first-ever aerial refuelling operation between an unmanned tanker and a manned receiver aircraft

MQ-25 completes first flight with aerial refuelling store

Boeing and the US Navy passed a significant milestone in the MQ-25 Stingray’s development programme on December 9, when the test asset flew with Cobham’s aerial refuelling store for the first time

US Navy orders three more MQ-25s

The US Navy has exercised a contract option to procure an additional three MQ-25A Stingray unmanned air-to-air refuelling aircraft.