The Navy announced on 30 August that Boeing Company — besting General Atomics and Lockheed Martin — will build the U.S. Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft, the MQ-25 aerial refueler.

Under an $805 contract, Boeing’s Defense, Space, and Security element will build four MQ-25A UAS, to be delivered by 2024.  Based on the success of that development, and contingent upon further provision of procurement funding from the Congress, the contract could be worth in excess of $7 billion.

The DoD contract announcement is here —

Boeing’s release is here –