An MQ-25 refuels an F/A-18.
- A drone has refueled a US Navy fighter jet for the first time, the Navy said Monday.
- Boeing’s MQ-25 provided refueled an F/A-18 Super Hornet on Friday.
- The drone will extend the reach of carrier-based fighters as the Navy changes the way it fights.
An unmanned tanker aircraft has successfully refueled a US Navy carrier-based fighter jet for the first time, the Navy announced Monday.
A Boeing MQ-25 Stingray test drone refueled an F/A-18 Super Hornet on Friday near MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois, demonstrating that the new unmanned aircraft “can fulfill its tanker mission,” the Navy said.Continue reading… “The US Navy’s new pilotless tanker plane just refueled an aircraft carrier fighter jet for the first time, and this is what it looked like”