Stingray Tanker and U.S. Navy aircraft were linked for the first time in a test that demonstrated the Tanker ability to accept airborne orders from pilots and modify its mission as needed.As the drone’s mission set and concept of operations grow, the MQ-25 primary communication method might change.
Gaddis told reporters that while the MQ-25 is autonomous, it is nearly always in contact with an AVO and follows a mission plan given to it in advance. Navy League Sea Air Space Conference on Aug. 3 stated Gaddis.
When we design a warplane, we want it to be strong and capable. When the carrier decides to shut down its communications and relocate, our plan can’t just say: “I have to fly home.” That is not acceptable. This is something we already know; the Navy has informed us of it, and we’re working on it,” said Dave Bujold, Boeing’s MQ-25 program director.To practise, MQ-25 were given mission plans and launched from the deck of a ship.