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Author Topic: US Navy’s UCLASS / CBARS / MQ-XX / MQ-25 Stingray Program  (Read 203090 times)

Offline TomS

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Re: US Navy’s UCLASS / CBARS / MQ-XX / MQ-25 Stingray Program
« Reply #1170 on: September 17, 2018, 04:45:11 pm »
As a public company, Boeing can't outright lie about their programs.  If they say that haven't flown T-1, they haven't.  If they had flown it and didn't want to say so, they'd "no comment" or just say nothing. 

It actually makes sense not to fly the prototype before award.  At best, it gets you nothing because it's not an RFP response requirement.  At worst, you crash it and you're out the money because it's a company initiative.  Plus you'll look bad.

I'm sure they've flight tested elements of the design, like the control system.  And it's possible there is a subscale RC version around somewhere.  But likely nothing close in size or scope.