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Unread post02 Oct 2021, 21:15

MQ-25A Stingray Test Air Refuel '21 VX-23 F/A-18F Super Hornet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9b_EKLBtW4

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Unread post27 Oct 2021, 04:07

SECO USA’s Deck Control Device Successfully Completes On-Ground MQ-25 Remote Control Demonstration
26 Oct 2021 SECO

"ROCKVILLE, MD – October 26, 2021 – SECO USA, Inc., a leading provider of rugged embedded electronic devices and software for mission-critical applications, proudly announces the successful demonstration of a new deck control device (DCD) to be used for controlling the MQ-25 (TM) Stingray (TM) unmanned aerial refueler on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

The MQ-25, designed and developed by Boeing, will be the Navy’s first operational, carrier-based unmanned aircraft. The operator-worn, remote-control DCD was successfully tested earlier this month during a multi-day demonstration featuring Navy and Boeing personnel simulating carrier-based operations at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah, Ill. The demonstration preceded carrier-based sea trials to take place in the coming months.

Unlike most unmanned vehicle controllers, the DCD includes a number of features and functions specific to aircraft carrier-based vehicles. It consists of multiple assemblies, including a heads-up handheld control grip, an arm-mounted display unit, a waist-worn battery-operated processor unit, and a military-grade radio. SECO USA designed the circuitry, operating system software, packaging, and integrated critical subassemblies. In the process, SECO USA pushed the envelope through an agile process of iterative design to optimize human factors and ergonomics while meeting strict technical requirements such as safety critical redundancy and operation in a harsh electromagnetic environment.

The DCD has a simple, user friendly interface designed to enhance aircraft handling operations by highly trained aircraft carrier personnel, as well as a mobile remote control resulting in a device that is capable of withstanding the complex nature of an aircraft carrier deck. To complete the deck handling system, SECO USA also ruggedized a matching set of air vehicle mounted radios to meet MQ-25 flightworthiness specifications...."



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Unread post23 Nov 2021, 10:57

MQ-25 Conducts Ground Testing at Chambers Field
22 Nov 2021 Petty Officer 3rd Class Samantha Jenkins; Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic

"The U.S. Navy and Boeing are completing ground tests of the MQ-25 Stingray test asset at Chambers Field onboard Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

“The Stingray is the future of naval aviation. It is the first aircraft carrier-based unmanned air vehicle (UAV),” said Rear Adm. John Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic. “The ground testing is another step toward the teaming of manned and unmanned aircraft platforms. Integrating platforms like the MQ-25 into the air wing will increase their lethality and reach.”

The MQ-25 Stingray introduces unmanned aerial refueling and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to the air wing that will extend the range, operational capacity and lethality of the Carrier Air Wing and Carrier Strike Group.

"What we are doing today is deck handling," said Rick Schramm, the technical lead engineer material review board. "We have a system installed on the airplane that allows the aircraft to be engines up, power running and taxing by controllers on the deck."

Schramm described that they are using painted lines to section areas of the flight deck to test how the MQ-25 would be able to maneuver on board an aircraft carrier. This testing is in preparation for a demonstration planned aboard the carrier in December. This event will provide an early evaluation of MQ-25 operations in a shipboard environment.

The MQ-25 is the first move toward the Navy’s strategic vision of unified, interoperable networks and systems architecture. It is paving the way for future unmanned systems to be introduced to the air wing and aircraft carrier environment.

Chief Aviation Machinist Mate Michael Solle said the UAS capabilities of the MQ-25 will allow the F/A-18 to return to its primary mission set as well as extend its strike range and enhance maneuverability.

The Boeing-owned MQ-25 recently completed its first aerial refueling of an F-35C Lightning II aircraft, marking the third refueling flight evolution for the test aircraft as a whole. Once operational, MQ-25 will refuel every receiver-capable carrier-based aircraft.

The MQ-25 is intended to be one of the Navy’s fastest major defense acquisition programs to reach initial operational capability."

Photo: "211119-N-CJ362-2064 NORFOLK, Va. (Nov. 18, 2021) Rear Adm. John Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, is briefed on the deck control device for the MQ-25 Stingray by Richard Bubenheim, service systems electrical lead, Boeing, at Chambers Field on Naval Station Norfolk. The U.S. Navy and Boeing are completing ground testing of the MQ-25 Stingray. The MQ-25 Stingray is the first aircraft carrier based unmanned aerial refueling aircraft. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sam Jenkins)" https://www.dvidshub.net/download/image/6950844 (JPG 8.6Mb)


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Unread post03 Dec 2021, 02:56

MQ-25A Unmanned Prototype Now on Carrier George H.W. Bush for At-Sea Testing

PENTAGON – The prototype for the Navy’s unmanned refueling tanker is now aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier ahead of at-sea testing.

Rear Adm. Andrew Loiselle, who leads the chief of naval operation’s air warfare directorate (OPNAV N98), told USNI News in a recent interview that as of Tuesday, the T-1 prototype is aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) for the ship’s carrier qualifications.

The tests for the Boeing-built MQ-25A Stingray are the next steps in providing a capability for the service to operate at longer ranges in regions like the Indo-Pacific, as it adjusts to a strategy focused on conflict with peer competitors like China and Russia.

“We’re making some great progress with T-1 and reducing risks for the program. And so the primary goal of this is to look at [performance] on the flight deck, in relevant flight deck wind conditions,” Loiselle said. “When you look at the intake on that thing up on the top of the aircraft, I’m very interested to know how that thing’s going to behave from an engine perspective with 25 plus knots of wind from all directions.”

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