Curtiss-Wright awarded contract to support Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned tanker for the U.S. Navy
ASHBURN, Va. - Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division of Ashburn, Va. announced recently it has been awarded a contract by the Boeing Company to supply data technology systems for the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling program.
“We are very proud that our data system solution was selected by Boeing for use on the aircraft carrier-deployed MQ-25 unmanned tanker aircraft,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division.
The MQ-25 is the U.S. Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft and is designed to provide refueling capability. The contract supports Boeing’s engineering and manufacturing development program to provide four MQ-25 aircraft to the U.S. Navy for Initial Operational Capability by 2024.
“The MQ-25 program is vital because it will help the U.S. Navy extend the range of the carrier air wing, and Boeing and our industry team is all-in on delivering this capability,” said Dave Bujold, Boeing’s MQ-25 program director.
For more information about Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, please visit www.curtisswrightds.com.
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