Boeing showed unmanned air tanker

According to the publication New Atlas, Boeing Corporation known to the public its first unmanned aircraft in the world, designed to provide the ability to refuel aircraft in the air. Unmanned aerial tanker also has the function of taking off from aircraft carriers and can refuel both military and civil aviation.

Boeing showed unmanned air tanker

The basis of the new aircraft is a modified version of the Boeing MQ-25 unmanned aircraft system. In the first place it will be used to refuel military aircraft F / A-18 Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler and the F-35C. Interesting is the take-off system. A self-governing air tanker can be run in air using either the catapult by means of an aircraft-carrier. In addition, aircraft wings can be folded, making it extremely convenient to use on the decks of aircraft carriers and compact enough to be stored in hangars. As he stated in an interview with New Atlas Don Gaddis, US Navy retired admiral, who heads the program in the refueling system of Boeing Phantom Works,

"Boeing has nearly 90 years of producing naval aircraft for the Army. Our experience gives us confidence in our approach. We will be ready for flight tests, when it signed a contract to develop. The aim of our project is to create a fundamentally new unmanned reconnaissance and strike aircraft. "