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Thunderstorm interrupts MQ-25 testing

14th September 2020 - 13:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


An unexpected thunderstorm has caused disruption to Boeing’s MQ-25 Stingray flight test plans.

Test asset T1, a predecessor to four MQ-25 EDM aircraft due to be produced for the USN, had been undergoing ground checks when the storm hit MidAmerica Airport in St Louis.

‘Our teams worked quickly to cover (T1) test instrumentation to prevent any damage; in addition, to ensure continued safe operations, we took time to thoroughly inspect the test instrumentation,’ a Boeing spokesperson said in a statement.

It has been claimed on social media however that the T1 has not been flying due to ‘water intrusion,' consistent

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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