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The US Navy just used this pilotless plane to refuel a manned aircraft carrier fighter jet for the first time

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement An unmanned tanker aircraft has successfully refueled a US Navy carrier-based fighter jet for the first time, the Navy announced Monday .
A Boeing MQ-25 Stingray test drone refueled an a F/A-18 Super Hornet on Friday near MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois, demonstrating that the unmanned aircraft "can fulfill its tanker mission," the Navy said .
The F/A-18 flew at operationally relevant speeds and altitudes as close as 20 feet behind the unmanned aerial-refueling tanker. The MQ-25 test asset then extend the hose and drogue from the Aerial Refueling Store and...
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