Boeing built an MQ-25 drone, which is the product of an award for the development of an autonomous aircraft. And this one is no ordinary since it actually is capable of refueling military airplanes mid-flight.
Yesterday, the MQ-25 had its first successful 2.5 hours test flight. Of course, not automatically, but flown by pilots from the ground control station. The test took some time because an assessment was required between the drone’s aerodynamics and ARS mounted under the plane’s wing.
Despite not having yet a release date for a fully functional autonomous Drone, the U.S. Navy will gladly 70 units of them.