Boeing's MQ-25 Unmanned Tanker Drone Prototype
on 21 December 2017
From Phantom Works—Boeing's more-or-less secret design division—comes an entry for the US Navy's MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker initiative, which tasked aviation companies with drone development. Boeing's prototype is functional, though it hasn't flown yet. There are planned engine test runs—on the ground—and deck handling demonstrations for early 2018. Boeing's design does have some extraordinary stealth-enabling features, though it wasn't not designed with that at the forefront. Boeing has been providing aircraft to the Navy for almost 90 years, but this unmanned machine isn't like anything we've seen before. See more at The Drive.