A test asset for the MQ-25 unmanned tanker completed the first test flight on Sept. 19 at an airport in Illinois, the U.S. Navy and Boeing announced. The aircraft flew a “predetermined flight route” after an autonomous takeoff and taxi, but the Navy provided no details. Boeing transported the MQ-25 test asset from the St. Louis factory to the MidAmerica airport in Mascoutah, Illinois, on April 28. The test asset, called T1, was built by Boeing to perform simulated flight deck ...

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