The U.S. Navy has selected Boeing to develop the MQ-25A Stingray carrier-based unmanned refueling tanker, awarding the company a long-awaited contract to build four air vehicle prototypes. The $805 million fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract will aid the Navy in filling the carrier air wing’s tanker gap. It will also relieve the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fleet from the air-to-air refueling mission. But the decision is likely to be even better news for Boeing and its defense ...

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