F-35 and X-47B

The F-35 compared with other modern jets.
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Unread post11 Sep 2018, 08:18

Boeing looks to have selected the F137 engine (aka AE 3007N) for the MQ-25. That should generate est 7k to 9k lb thrust (variants used for MQ-4C/RQ-4)

This suggests a gross weight of ~32k lbs for the MQ-25.
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Unread post11 Sep 2018, 08:42

Quote from BTM previous page this thread:
"...Each MQ-25 aircraft will be powered by a single Rolls-Royce AE 3007N engine, manufactured in Indianapolis. The AE 3007N, the latest variant of the Rolls-Royce AE family of engines, will provide more than 10,000 pounds of thrust and additional electrical power to the aircraft...."
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Unread post11 Sep 2018, 08:58

spazsinbad wrote:Quote from BTM previous page this thread:
"...Each MQ-25 aircraft will be powered by a single Rolls-Royce AE 3007N engine, manufactured in Indianapolis. The AE 3007N, the latest variant of the Rolls-Royce AE family of engines, will provide more than 10,000 pounds of thrust and additional electrical power to the aircraft...."


So where does it say the gross weight will be?
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I give in - where?
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Unread post11 Sep 2018, 10:04

spazsinbad wrote:I give in - where?


Good question! I was hoping you had the answer:)

As RR (which the seapower quoted RR's media release word for word) has highlighted that the engine thrust is 10+k lbs, I would amend the estimate slightly higher. Possibly 35k lbs. If assuming empty weight of 15k lbs, it could suggest around 14000 lb fuel internal + 2 x 2750 lb pod (3900 lb fuel @6.5 lb per gal) with ~17900 lb fuel.
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Unread post19 Oct 2018, 14:57

IKE marks installation of Unmanned Aviation Warfare Center
16 Oct 2018 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)·PR

"PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The commanding officer of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) and the program manager of Unmanned Carrier Aviation officially recognized the completion of the initial installation phase of the first carrier-based Unmanned Aviation Warfare Center (UAWC) Sept. 28 aboard Ike....

...Ike is the first carrier to complete this first phase and be outfitted with the foundational, physical UAWC space. The second phase of installation will equip the UAWC with the systems necessary to operate the MQ-25 Stingray – the first operational, carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft....

...Once fully equipped, the UAWC will be the operations center for the MQ-25A Stingray. Operators will control the MQ-25 system from within the UAWC using the MD-5 control station, consisting of display, processing, networking, and communications hardware. The UAWC’s video management system, consisting of large-format displays and support stations tied to multiple video and data feeds, will provide situational awareness of the flight deck and surrounding areas. The radio communication system exchanges ultra-high frequency command-and-control data between the MD-5 and the MQ-25A.

While the MD-5 is not yet installed aboard Ike, the video management and radio communication systems provide resources to Ike’s crew for a host of other operational uses....

...The Unmanned Carrier Aviation Program Office is responsible for the MQ-25 lifecycle and manages two programs of record: the MQ-25A Stingray air vehicle, and the Unmanned Carrier Aviation Mission Control System (UMCS)."


Source: https://www.facebook.com/notes/uss-dwig ... 046341330/
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