Pretty wild stuff…
I guess Boeing took the name MQ-25 “Stingray” literally. I like it.
Boeing: Look at this cool drone we built! it can take off and land from carriers! and do ISR! and maritime and land strikes! It’s the future!
Navy: Awesome! Hey, NAVAIR, what do you think?
NAVAIR: Yeah, that sounds great and all, but how about you make it a tanker instead?
Boeing: … K?
“Can we make it take pictures too?”
So will the standard drones refuel from the tanker drones?
Two RC Pilots in a trailer in Nevada flying two drone aircraft over the Indian ocean refueling. It’s a crazy world.
I am fine with the AI learning to shoot lasers. It’s when they learn to fly forever that I get worried…
…I don’t see any optics on the nose. If it’s indeed derived from the X-25 then that sucker’s fully autonomous.
Ah! Well then Navy pilots can look forward to the Ai tanker turning in mid-refuel without warning and yelling Back Off in an automated voice as they are approaching the basket.
Just like it does to me…
Awww They just stole the idea from the movie
I was JUST looking for that video clip. Though I’ve never seen green JP-5 before.
Meh. Single boom. Boring.
No if you will built them, service them or scrap them
And pilot job? Hmm … will see