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Boeing Is The Winner Of The Navy's MQ-25 Stingray Tanker Drone Competition

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posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 05:57 PM
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Boeing entry in the tanker drone competition has been selected as the winner.

There is not alot of detail as of yet as to why it was chosen over the GA entry



The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a ceiling price $805,318,853 fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract to provide the design, development, fabrication, test, verification, certification, delivery, and support of four MQ-25A unmanned air vehicles, including integration into the carrier air wing to provide an initial operational capability to the Navy. The work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri (45.5 percent); Indianapolis, Indiana (6.9 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.1 percent); Quebec, Canada (3.1 percent); Palm Bay, Florida (2.3 percent); San Diego, California (1.5 percent); and various locations inside and outside the continental U.S. (37.6 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2024.www.thedrive.com...


So 6 years and almost a billion dollars for 4 of the drones. Lets hope the unit costs decrease rapidly after that

edit on 8/30/18 by FredT because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 06:01 PM
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