Hartzler Celebrates St. Louis Selection as MQ-25 Manufacturer
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) made the following statement following the Navy’s announcement that the MQ-25, the first carrier-based unmanned aerial refueler, would be developed and manufactured in St. Louis.
“I am so pleased to hear the MQ-25 will be manufactured in the Show Me State,” House Armed Services Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee Chairwoman Hartzler said. “For decades, our military has turned to the hardworking people of Missouri to manufacture its most advancing equipment. The Navy’s selection of Boeing in St. Louis to develop this groundbreaking refueler, which will be based on an aircraft carrier and can refuel our aircraft mid-air, shows the Navy’s confidence in our aerospace workers. I was proud to support funding for the MQ-25 in this year’s NDAA and I look forward to ensuring this program continues to receive adequate funding.”
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