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Navy Drone Refuels Fighter Jet, a Key Step Toward Adding UAVs to Carrier Wings

June 11, 2021

From the Defense One website

A Navy test drone refueled a crewed fighter jet over Illinois on Friday, a key step in the service’s plans to incorporate unmanned aircraft into carrier air wings.

Two test pilots flying an F/A-18 Super Hornet took on some 325 pounds of fuel from an MQ-25 T1 Stingray unmanned aircraft while evaluating various aspects of flying near the drone. 

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