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Unread post25 Jun 2019, 01:46

There is a perspective difference with Shornet behind the Stingray further away relative to camera & our view of it all.
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Unread post15 Aug 2019, 12:27

U.S. Navy Alerts Congress Cut Could Delay MQ-25 Deployment
14 Aug 2019 Lee Hudson

"The U.S. Navy is alerting Congress that reductions to the fiscal 2020 budget could delay the deployment of the MQ-25 unmanned carrier refueling tanker by 17 months and delivery of an aircraft carrier by one year, making things tough on Boeing and Huntington Ingalls Industries, Aerospace DAILY has learned. The House Appropriations Committee’s mark of the fiscal 2020 defense appropriations bill cuts $80 million from the Boeing MQ-25 Stingray, citing excess to need. The Navy argues this … [no sub so that's all sherote]

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Unread post30 Aug 2019, 12:27

Apparently this article was pulled from original TESTER website but but but ALERT5 managed to save screenshots before...
Update on MQ-25A Carrier-Based Unmanned Aerial Refueling System
30 Aug 2019 Cmdr. Colin "Bob" Allen USN

"The MQ-25A Stingray Carrier-Based Unmanned Aerial Refueling System, managed by the Unmanned Carrier Aviation Program Office, will be the Navy's first UAV to operate from an aircraft carrier.

It is designed to take off from a carrier, handle mission and recovery tanking for multiple air plan events and execute maritime intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). It will enhance the warflghting capability of the air wing by extending the range of all carrier aircraft capable of inflight refueling, a dedicated capability that has been missing from the air wing since the retirement of the S-3 Viking.

The fleet introduction of MQ-25A, currently planned for 2024, will be an historic step toward widespread carrier-based unmanned aircraft capabilities for the Navy.

Last year, the MQ-25 Integrated Test Team (ITT) conducted the first test of the Unmanned Carrier Aircraft (UCA) Mission Control Station (UMCS) in a laboratory at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.

Unlike previous unmanned systems, the Navy is developing the ground station for MQ-25A itself, which will enable the Navy to rapidly develop the UMCS independent from the contractor developing the aircraft.

The MQ-25 will be controlled by a single air vehicle operator (AVO) requiring an excellent UMCS human-machine interface to reduce AVO workload. This is a significant challenge that requires aircrew input to develop properly.

The second round of UMCS testing is planned for late fiscal year 2019 where the control station will be connected to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command labs around the country to test the UMCS interaction with the networks necessary to control the MQ-25A wherever it may operate.

While UMCS development and testing continues, the air vehicle design and development is also underway.

In August 2018, Boeing won the contract to develop and build four MQ-25A air vehicles for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase. To accelerate the process, Boeing built a prototype MQ-25 with its own capital funds prior to contract award. That prototype, called Tl, is scheduled for first flight this year.

The T1 flight test program will enable significant lessons to be learned early enough in the MQ-25 development to be incorporated into the final MQ-25A design.

The first MQ-25 air vehicles are scheduled for delivery to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 starting in late 2021 to support an aggressive three-year test program to enable a 2024 Initial Operating Capability.

Testing will include carrier suitability testing at NAS Patuxent River, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst and multiple trips to a carrier outfitted with an Unmanned Air Warfare Center.

All aspects of MQ-25A testing will require a cadre of carrier-experienced United States Naval Test Pilot School graduates to identify deficiencies and ensure the Stingray is capable of performing the missions it was designed to accomplish.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the future of naval aviation."

Source: http://alert5.com/2019/08/30/usns-updat ... a-program/
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