MQ-25 Refueling UAS Features Integrated Fuel Tank Structure

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has confirmed that an integrated fuel tank structure will maximize fuel offload for the proposed MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy. GA-ASI applied its knowledge of advanced composite aircraft structures to develop integrated fuel tanks in a large-scale wing box test article and a full-scale wing skin pre-production validation article.

The wing box tested to failure via wing bending at GA-ASI’s Adelanto, Calif. structural test facility in November 2017. In April, the company verified the production readiness of the...

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