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    US Navy uses drone to refuel plane during flight

    NEW YORK (AFP) – The United States (US) Navy successfully used a Boeing drone to refuel an airplane during flight, the manufacturer said on Monday.

    The Boeing MQ-25 T1 unmanned aircraft linked up with an F/A-18 Super Hornet during a June 4 test flight, “demonstrating the MQ-25 Stingray’s ability to carry out its primary aerial refuelling mission”, the company said in a statement.

    The T1 has already completed 25 test flights evaluating both its aerodynamics and air refuelling systems, and is scheduled to be sent by the end of the year to an aircraft carrier in Virginia for further testing.

    The Defence Department in 2018 awarded Boeing a USD805 million contract to develop the aircraft.

    The Boeing MQ-25 T1 as it transfers fuel to a US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet, marking the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refuelled another aircraft. PHOTO: BOEING/AFP
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