The pioneer demonstration was carried out in Huelva, under the monitoring and control of the ‘El Arenosillo’ Unmanned Systems Experimentation Center (CEDEA), National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA). An Airbus A310 MRTT launched from Madrid and multiple Do-DT25, a medium-speed multi-purpose aerial target behaving as receptor system, interacted from the INTA base in southern Europe.

The research & development effort belongs within a team from Spain, France and Germany, and has been implemented using an Airbus A310 MRTT.

Airbus UpNext has conducted guidance and control of UAVs during flight using a Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aerial test bed. This training operation represents a major step in an ambitious attempt to upgrade the high altitude refuelling operations via manned and unmanned aircraft systems. Don’t miss the next video via @flynews