Is the MQ-25 fully autonomous or controlled directly from the carrier?...
It can be controlled from a ship or land and presumably requires a ‘real’ pilot and payload operator.
Pretty sure we did similar with the Buccaneer at times
The RN used Scimitar...
...and the Bucc
The RAF inherited the buddy refuelling stores when the RN retired their jets but rarely used the capability...other than for amusing pics!