Moog joins Boeing’s MQ-25 industry team
Moog Aircraft Group has received a contract from Boeing to supply the wing flight control actuator and wingfold actuation systems for the MQ-25 unmanned refuelling programme, the company announced on 3 April.
The wing flight control actuators control the UAS during all flight regimes while the wingfold actuators allow the vehicle to be easily moved aboard the carrier. In addition to the electro-mechanical actuators, Moog will also provide electronic actuator control units to control the actuators.
The MQ-25 is the US Navy’s first carrier-based UAS designed to provide a refuelling capability.
Moog's work will support Boeing’s engineering and manufacturing development programme to provide four MQ-25 aircraft to the US Navy for initial operational capability by 2024.
Dave Bujold, MQ-25 program director, Boeing, said: ‘The MQ-25 programme is vital because it will help the US Navy extend the range of the carrier air wing, and Boeing and our industry team is all-in on delivering this capability. The work we’re doing is also foundational for the future of Boeing – where we’re building autonomous systems from seabed to space.’
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