Air International 2020-02
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K.Chapman - Swimming with Stingrays /UAS/
The MQ-25A Stingray illuminated by white and green lights as the night draws in.
Посадку MQ-25 осуществляет автоматически, но вот рулением занимается оператор, ориентируясь на изображение от телекамеры в носовой части фюзеляжа. Поэтому жесты диспетчера руления совсем не лишние
The platform sits with its wings unfolded - ground crew conducting tests give scale to the size of the aircraft.
An interesting design - the Stingray's long, narrow wings will enable the aircraft to loiter at altitude more efficiently and its sleek fuselage design clearly incorporates some stealthy features.
The MQ-25 can taxi and take off autonomously - another first for US Navy CVNs that will present new capabilities and challenges when integrating onto aircraft carriers.
Первый взлет прототипа MQ-25A 19 сентября 2019г.
The company's MQ-25A test vehicle, T1 (N234MQ), gets airborne for the first time at MidAmerica St Louis Airport, Mascoutah, Illinois, in September 2019.
Up close and personal with the Stingray - presenting a detailed view of the platform's landing gear that is developed by Heroux-Devtek.
Boeing released this head-on photo of its UAV design contender for the US Navy's MQ-25 Stingray Carrier-Based Aerial Refueling System.
N234MQ comes in to land after a successful first flight.