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Parker Aerospace Awarded Contract to Support Boeing's MQ-25 Unmanned Tanker for the U.S. Navy


Contract for tail flight control actuation supports the U.S. Navy's
first unmanned aerial refueling program

, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the
global leader in motion and control technologies, has been awarded a
contract by The Boeing Company to supply flight control tail actuation
for the MQ-25
unmanned aerial refueling program

The tail flight control actuator supplied by Parker Aerospace uses the
company's proven electrohydraulic
servo actuation
(EHSA) technology that is flying today on many
military, commercial, and business aviation platforms. Parker's flight
control actuator is supporting Boeing's MQ-25 test asset.

"Parker Aerospace's MQ-25 flight control actuator is engineered similar
to Parker's other actuators currently serving the U.S. military," said
Drexel Pope, director of new development programs at the Control
Systems Division
of Parker Aerospace. "The actuator is highly
efficient with a strong pedigree of proven performance. Parker flight
control actuators are known throughout the industry for providing
reliable performance to customer specifications."

The MQ-25 is the U.S. Navy's first operational, carrier-based, unmanned
aircraft and is designed to provide a much-needed refueling capability.
The contract supports Boeing's engineering and manufacturing development
program to provide four MQ-25 aircraft to the U.S. Navy for Initial
Operational Capability by 2024.

Parker Aerospace has been supplying flight control actuators to Boeing
since the 1950s. This latest contract will help support scores of jobs
for Parker, which is a supplier to a range of Boeing defense and
commercial programs.

"The MQ-25 program is vital because it will help the U.S. Navy extend
the range of the carrier air wing, and Boeing and our industry team is
all-in on delivering this capability," said Dave Bujold, Boeing's MQ-25
program director. "The work we're doing is also foundational for the
future of Boeing – where we're building autonomous systems from seabed
to space."

The Parker Aerospace stand is in hall 5, stand #C10, at the Paris Air
Show, June 17-23, 2019.

About Parker Aerospace. Parker
is a global leader in the research, design, integration,
manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control,
hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management,
lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and
other high-technology markets. The company supports the world's aircraft
and aeroengine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and
innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

About Parker Hannifin. Parker
is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control
technologies. For 100 years the company has engineered the success of
its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace
markets. Learn more at
or @parkerhannifin.

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