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Re: MQ-25 US Navy Stingray Program

Unread postPosted: 03 Sep 2018, 09:52
by Corsair1963
Not really surprising but disappointing nonetheless. As the Lockheed Martin MQ-25A had far more potential..... "IMHO" :bang:


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Re: MQ-25 US Navy Stingray Program

Unread postPosted: 03 Sep 2018, 11:31
by hornetfinn
hythelday wrote:
hornetfinn wrote: It would also be interesting to develop a cargo variant to replace C-2 Greyhound.


How will that thing deliver a F135? :shock:


I was thinking slightly larger and possibly more powerful variant for cargo ops but with otherwise similar layout. Of course USN has Ospreys for that now, but maybe in the future they could use MQ-25 type UAS for that role.

Re: MQ-25 US Navy Stingray Program

Unread postPosted: 04 Sep 2018, 20:29
by blain
noth wrote:So with 72 to be ordered, how many per CAW would you think they'd assigned?


I think previously they mentioned six, which isn't that much when you consider at least 1 will need to support cyclic ops.

Re: MQ-25 US Navy Stingray Program

Unread postPosted: 05 Sep 2018, 02:28
by Corsair1963
blain wrote:
noth wrote:So with 72 to be ordered, how many per CAW would you think they'd assigned?


I think previously they mentioned six, which isn't that much when you consider at least 1 will need to support cyclic ops.



Well, the MQ-25's don't have pilots and can be turned around rather quickly. So, considering only half our Carriers are ever deployed at a single time. (usually less) Means we should have more than enough Tankers to go around...