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General Atomics Pushes MQ-25 Bid With Aircraft Carrier Deck Taxi, Launch & Recovery Demo

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — A business unit of General Atomics has conducted a demonstration of flight deck taxi and launch-and-recovery operations aboard an aircraft carrier using the Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle in support of the company’s bid on the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker drone program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. used Predator C as surrogate for the proposed aerial refueling platform to demonstrate integration with flight deck operations using wands equipped with gesture-recognition technology, the company said Monday.

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