August 11, 2022

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U.S. Navy Unmanned Carrier Aviation Demonstration (UCAD) MQ-25A aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)

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A video featuring the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation Demonstration (UCAD) of the MQ-25A unmanned air system prototype aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) in December 2021, which laid the groundwork for future, carrier-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations. The MQ-25 will be the world’s first operational, carrier-based unmanned aircraft and is integral to the Air Wing of the Future Family of Systems. Its initial operating capability as an aerial refueling tanker will extend the range, operational capability, and power projection of the carrier air wing (CVW) and carrier strike group (CSG). USS George H.W. Bush delivers operational capability to maintain maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied, and partner interests. (U.S. Navy video produced by Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Brann, Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Edgar, Seaman Ryan Hartman, Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Shelander and Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Vazquez)

Source: U.S. Navy

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