Boeing's MQ-25 is ready


              Boeing is bringing the future of unmanned aircraft carrier aviation to the U.S. Navy with its MQ-25. 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.

              Our aircraft is ready for the mission, the flight deck and the U.S. Navy. Boeing has been delivering carrier aircraft to the Navy for more than 90 years – we know the flight deck. Our MQ-25 brings the right combination of refueling, autonomy, and seamless carrier deck integration to deliver a solution that meets the U.S. Navy’s goals: put a low-cost unmanned aerial refueling aircraft on the flight deck as soon as possible.

              Boeing’s MQ-25 is ready.

              Ready for the Mission


              Extending the carrier air wing reach

              • On Aug. 30, 2018, the U.S. Navy awarded Boeing an $805 million contract to build the MQ-25, the Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft.
              • MQ-25 is designed to provide the U.S. Navy with a much-needed refueling capability, allowing for better use of combat strike fighters by extending the range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C aircraft.
              • Under the engineering and manufacturing development contract, Boeing will provide four aircraft.

                Ready for the Flight Deck


                Delivering unmatched carrier flight deck experience

                • Boeing has been delivering carrier aircraft to the U.S. Navy for more than 90 years. We know carrier operations and can provide seamless integration with existing systems.
                • Boeing’s carrier heritage stretches back to the 1930s Douglas TBD Devastator to today’s latest-generation F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
                • We’ve applied all of that experience to our MQ-25 aircraft, bringing the best Boeing has to offer to the U.S. Navy once again.

                Ready for the Navy


                Accelerating aerial refueling capabilities

                • We are ready to execute to an aggressive schedule to deliver unmatched carrier flight deck experience.
                • We are preparing for flight testing with our MQ-25 EMD test asset that will fly in 2019.
                • This aircraft will help accelerate the MQ-25 EMD program, allowing for early learning and discovery to advance the development of major systems and software.

                Industry Team


                The MQ-25 Industry Team is all-in on delivering this vital aerial refueling capability to help the U.S. Navy extend the range of the carrier air wing. The industry team includes:

                • Aitech Defense Systems
                • BAE Systems
                • Collins Aerospace
                • Cox & Company
                • Crane Aerospace & Electronics
                • Cubic
                • Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
                • GE
                • Harris Corporation
                • Héroux-Devtek
                • Honeywell
                • Innovative Power Solutions
                • L3 Commercial Aviation
                • Moog Aircraft Group
                • Parker Hannifin
                • Raytheon
                • Rolls-Royce
                • Triumph Group

                Feature Stories

                Check out MQ-25's new aerial refueling gear

                Check out MQ-25's new aerial refueling gear

                July 23, 2020 in Defense

                Boeing’s MQ-25 T1 unmanned aerial refueling test asset will return to flight test later this year with a U.S. Navy aerial refueling store.

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                MQ-25 Completes First Test Flight

                MQ-25 Completes First Test Flight

                September 19, 2019 in Defense

                Boeing and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler.

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