US Testing New $20 Million Fuel Tanker Drone in Middle of the Ocean

US Testing New $20 Million Fuel Tanker Drone in Middle of the Ocean

Welcome back to the Daily Aviation for a feature on the MQ-25 Stringray, the carrier-based Unmannned Aerial Vehicle that became the first unmanned aircraft to perform autonomous aerial refueling.

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50 Comments

  1. Quoc Nguyen on September 17, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    @7:51 What are those two free-hanging things on either side of the helicopter? Thanks

  2. clavo on September 17, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Pretty nice ! Good public update info. Too bad it’s too little too late. Most of the public does not believe in this stuff whether it exists or not. They know the story is very incomplete. Too much the public doesn’t know for the sovereign in actual control to remain credible. Wheel bearings get more care than taxpayers do.

  3. osiris f on September 17, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    they always got money for and build weapons but no money for the poor,

  4. silent voice in the dark on September 17, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    This is a game changer if it can be fwd deployed ahead of a strike group to refuel them on the return flight or even add range to their flight and fuel again on the inbound flight. The heavy bombers can even launch from remote locations

  5. Solo Renegade on September 17, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    uh, where else are they supposed to test it? Last I checked carriers don’t operate in lakes or on land.

  6. Werimu Tamihana on September 17, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    f&$# em

  7. oisiaa on September 17, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    It’s entirely possible that drones like this have been operational for a number of years and the US is just pretending that they are new and in testing. They might be 1-2 generations beyond these by now.

  8. deejaytrizay on September 17, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    USA PODNAH!

  9. 넌꿈이뭐니 on September 17, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    미래전은 캐리어 인터셉터 전이야

  10. Lukas on September 17, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    8,749 yards is 8 km, which 8,000 meters, which is 800,000 cm.

  11. Nigagara nagashima on September 17, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    미국응디가 최고다!

  12. Glenn Reid on September 17, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Skynet…

  13. 娜 刘 on September 17, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    🚴‍♀️……💐💐…🙂

  14. Bob Eyes on September 17, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    300 gallons is less than 2 mins at full throttle for a fighter at sea level.

    What’s the point?

  15. John H. on September 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    uh….. really cool design concept, but 300 gallons capacity is not a lot. Fuel consumption per hour is 1,100 gallons per hour of an f-18F

  16. Mohammad on September 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    …then comes Elon Musk and makes one for 800K!!!

  17. Jim Mooney on September 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    I just want to know why they have a crew chief marshalling a drone. Oh, it’s Boeing. I hope their drones don’t crash like their civilian aircraft do. But they don’t have to cheap on drones, since it’s cost-plus.

  18. Travis k on September 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Where the heck is the intake on that thing? That lil slit cant be providing enough air for the turbine?

  19. foofoo blenda on September 17, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    she almost took the valve out duH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. John Ekk on September 17, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    สร้างโดรนเพื่อทำให้ราคาถูกลง ไม่ได้สร้างเพื่อให้ราคาแสนแพง…

  21. Alpha Conect on September 17, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Mete bomba na China!

  22. Федор Принцев on September 17, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Все это создано для уничтожения людей

  23. David Beattie on September 17, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Great you threw in some footage completely unrelated to the topic of the video.

  24. b Low on September 17, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    China J20 was design to hunt for these tankers.

  25. julio santos on September 17, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Isto são armas só falta os russos copiarem e os chineses já estão de olho 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  26. joe belicano on September 17, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    they are nice planes and refuel tank why not use them real war let see them action and show off hardware what it can do spend tax payers money put them in action

  27. OwO on September 17, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    UAV’s nowadays are startin to look like them UAV’s from Ace Combat 7, hope it ain’t gonna be like Ace Combat 7 anytime soon

  28. Coco Sloan on September 17, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Couldnt afford carbon-fiber rims ? 🙄 I thought the point is to save weight ? Or CF-rims suck ?

  29. Clayton Mott on September 17, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Can not wait to see Maverick shoot one of these out of the sky in his F-14 Tomcat! 🤣🤣

  30. blade man on September 17, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I literally make antennas (blades) for those drones.

  31. Bassem Madi on September 17, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Most military pilots are short !!

  32. Mehmet Oral on September 17, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    O fuel tankeri Biden munasip bir yerine yerlestirsin…

  33. Garrett Myler on September 17, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Nothing says "gov’t program" like a UAV strike fighter started in 2006 becoming an ISR UAV 6 yrs later, and then end up being a UAV tanker 8 yrs after that can only fill up a seventh of an F/A-18’s internal fuel tank. Oh, and that F/A-18 can also serve that role but with over 7 times the external fuel capacity. In the military, this is called fraud, waste, and abuse….but when congress does it via an NDAA, it’s apparently legit?

  34. Akıncı on September 17, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Bayraktar tb3 is coming soon as a game changer.

  35. Patrick Maloney on September 17, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Only 300 gallons?

  36. ram64man on September 17, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Us Air Force, pre program the drone for taxi with exact measurements so hookup and departure from deck position holder with ai in memory, it should then be able to go from standby to launch in significant quicker time with out the need for operator or rest of ground crew to fine control departure

  37. Divusmagus on September 17, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Why not go with a flying wing design, gives better lift efficiency and more internal space for fuel.

  38. Tom Green on September 17, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    We been needed one of these for the longest

  39. yyelta 1990 on September 17, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    🇺🇸 is lit

  40. TR on September 17, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Ok..Congrats Boeing.

  41. Juyagar on September 17, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    just let it fly in persian gulf, than you will see what happend to the Million Dollar tec.

  42. exiledsoul8 on September 17, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    LMAO

  43. 야조타 sports on September 17, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    우주 항공 개발은 진짜 단연 최고다

  44. Homer Simpson on September 17, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Well yes it has to be Space-X its the brand spankin new EM-TBPSTD-1 or Tesla Battery Powered Solar Tanker Drone One !

  45. Владимир Володарец on September 17, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    США це сила і опора вільного світу!!!!

  46. Tobber FU Too Again! on September 17, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Looky that…. Does it deliver cookies and donuts too?

  47. john doe on September 17, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    wow

  48. Skillful Man on September 17, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    amazing

  49. cristmh on September 17, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Too bad the dish*ts at the Pentagon wasted all that money on the MQ-25. The XB-47 could have done it all.

  50. Joe Lau on September 17, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Great moving target and gasoline bomb

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