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Video shows MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial tanker refueling an F-35C Lightning II for the first time – The Aviation Geek Club

On Sep. 13, 2021 the integrated Navy and Boeing MQ-25 team, in coordination with the F-35 program, conducted the refueling flight near MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois. As the video in this post shows, the US Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation (PMA-268) program completed its first aerial refueling of an F-35C Lightning II aircraft …

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USAF F-15E Strike Eagle shot down Iranian drone over Syria after flying ‘too close’ to US troops – The Aviation Geek Club

The USAF F-15E shot down the drone over eastern Syria when it was deemed a threat. A US Air Force (USAF) F-15E Strike Eagle fighter bomber shot down a drone in Syria on Aug. 21, 2021. Reuters noted that the incident happened in eastern Syria when the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) was deemed a threat. …

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MQ-25 Stingray refuels Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye command and control aircraft, completing second unmanned aerial tanking to date – The Aviation Geek Club

On Jun. 4, the MQ-25 Stingray became the first unmanned aircraft to refuel another aircraft, a US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet. The US Navy and Boeing have completed a second carrier-based aircraft unmanned refueling mission with the Boeing-owned MQ-25 T1 test asset, this time refueling a Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye command and control aircraft. During …

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XQ-58A Valkyrie Tail #1 slated to go to USAF Museum after just four flights – The Aviation Geek Club

The XQ-58A was the first aircraft developed in partnership between AFRL and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to be a part of AFRL’s Low Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology portfolio. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) engineers prepared the XQ-58A Valkyrie Tail #1 to be transferred to the National Museum of the United States Air Force at …

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Boeing MQ-25 first to conduct unmanned aerial tanking – The Aviation Geek Club

The MQ-25 will assume the tanking role currently performed by F/A-18s, allowing for better use of the combat strike fighters and helping extend the range of the carrier air wing. For the first time in history, the U.S. Navy and Boeing have demonstrated air-to-air refueling using an unmanned aircraft – the Boeing-owned MQ-25 T1 test …

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This Photo could show Highly Secret RQ-180 stealth drone flying around Edwards AFB – The Aviation Geek Club

A photo showing a new aircraft matching the shape of what is commonly known as the RQ-180 unmanned aircraft system has surfaced. According to Aviation Week, a photo showing a new aircraft matching the shape of what is commonly known as the Northrop Grumman RQ-180 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has surfaced. The picture of the …

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Software upgrade now allows MQ-9 Reaper UAV to carry 8 AGM-114 Hellfire missiles – The Aviation Geek Club

Previous to this software, the MQ-9 was limited to four AGM-114s across two stations. The 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron conducted the first flight of the MQ-9A Reaper carrying eight live AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, Sep. 10, 2020 reinforcing the platform’s “persistent attack” role. As explained by 1st Lt Savanah Bray, 53rd Wing, in the article, MQ-9 Reaper …

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