The US Navy announced last week that its drone was the first time in the sky to refuel a manned aircraft.
In the press release, the information that this is a first in the recipe was highlighted, and it was clarified that approximately 150 liters of fuel were provided as part of this mission. The country’s press broke the news with the headlines “US Navy Made History.”
Footage of times the F / A-18 Super Hornet was connected to Boeing’s MQ-25 Stingray drone in the air has been shared with the public by the company.
In the same statement, it was stated that the test flight of the MQ-25 Stingray drone had lasted about 5 hours.
The Navy has announced that it will analyze the data collected from this flight to determine if any software changes are needed.
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After the necessary approval, the MQ-25A Stingray will be the world’s first operational unmanned aerial vehicle.
The vehicle, which has a fuel carrying capacity of up to 6,800 liters, will also be used in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.