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Unread post30 Oct 2020, 00:46

Navy aviators learn to “fly” the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler
29 Oct 2020 NavAirSysCom

"Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.
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U.S. Navy aviators are already learning how to “fly” the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler before the first air vehicle comes off the production line.

Four Navy air vehicle operators (AVOs) from VX-23, the Navy’s developmental test squadron, and VX-1, the operational test squadron, recently traveled to Boeing’s St. Louis facility for an immersive three-day simulation designed to train them to operate a flight from start-up to shut-down from the ground control station (GCS) – the MQ-25’s terrestrial or CVN-based “cockpit.”

This course was possible due to the experience gained by flying T1, the Boeing-owned MQ-25 test asset developed prior to the Navy awarding Boeing the MQ-25 Engineering, Manufacturing and Development contract in August 2018. T1 first flew in September 2019 and to date has accumulated nearly 30 flight hours during its initial phase of testing. T1 recently underwent a planned modification to integrate an aerial refueling store (ARS) and is currently in ground testing prior to resuming flight testing. Navy AVOs will have the opportunity to serve in the co-pilot role, AVO No. 2, when flights resume.

Lt. Venus Savage, the VX-1 MQ-25 assistant operational test director, said the training was a unique opportunity to learn about the command and control processes used to interface with and operate the MQ-25 long before the first aircraft is delivered to the Navy.... [more joy at the jump]

Photo: "Lt. Venus Savage, MQ-25 assistant operational test director for VX-1 and MQ-25 air vehicle operator, participates in MQ-25 simulation training (photo courtesy of Boeing)." https://www.navair.navy.mil/sites/g/fil ... C05635.JPG


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Unread post01 Nov 2020, 02:55

Navy Announces Release of Draft Environmental Assessment for MQ-25A Stingray Home Basing 29 Oct 2020

Documents: https://media.defense.gov/2020/Oct/23/2 ... -FINAL.PDF (5.6Mb)
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Unread post01 Nov 2020, 17:43

That's a neat wing folding trick.
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
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