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First Unmanned In-Flight Refueling

On April 22, 2015 an Omega KC-707 tanker successfully offloaded 4,100 pounds of fuel to the X-47B UCAS, surpassing U.S. Navy program goals. This demonstration marked the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has successfully been refueled air-to-air, and is a ground-breaking step forward that will help determine the path of naval aviation in years to come.


Omega Aerial Refueling Services congratulates Vice Admiral David Dunaway, Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker, Captain Beau Duarte, the entire team at U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, Northrop Grumman, and the dedicated Omega pilots and team on the program’s success.

Omega Aerial Refueling Services is a proud partner of the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman and is grateful for the opportunity to provide Omega’s services for such a significant achievement. The entire Omega team once again extends its most sincere congratulations to all involved in achieving this momentous accomplishment. Bravo Zulu!