Boeing Co awarded $805 million contract for carrier based refueling drones

Boeing won the contract by outbidding two other contractors.

As per a statement by the Pentagon, Boeing Co has been awarded a $805 million contract for the design, delivery and support of 4 unmanned aircraft carriers-based drones that will be used to refuel aircraft for the U.S. Navy.

In 2017, the U.S. Navy had published a request for proposals that sought a drone that could refuel, and extend the combat range of fighter jets including Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters, Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets and Boeing EA-18G Growlers.

The Navy expects the contract to be completed in 2024.

Boeing has won the deal by outbidding two other bidders.

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