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Drone that could be the next generation US Navy Tanker
Posted by Bill H on March 9, 2018, 5:37:34
It appears the MQ-25 robot drone will eventually be evolved into the T-1 tanker. The article says that eventually 72 will be produced and distributed to the carriers in the 2026 time frame. Additional work will be necessary to add hard points for fuel tanks and necessary probe and drogue refueling gear.
There was some incorrect analysis earlier on this page that the cancelled X-45 UCAV would have been modified to become the future T-1. The X-45 was part of the evolutionary process that eventually produced the MQ-25.
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