TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 12, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has entered the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the MQ-25 Stingray program with a potential $805.3M U.S. Navy contract for the production of four carrier-based aerial refueling drones, GovCon Wire reported Aug. 31.
The company said Aug. 30 it will work to build the service branch’s first operational carrier-based unmanned tanker aircraft in St. Louis.
“As a company, we made an investment in both our team and in an unmanned aircraft system that meets the U.S. Navy’s refueling requirements,” noted Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business and a two-time Wash100 awardee.
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