Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie Makes Maiden Flight

Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie Makes Maiden Flight 8 March, 2019

Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator completed its maiden flight on March 5 with a 76-minute-long flight over the United States Army's Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona.

XQ-58A Valkyrie is a Joint project of Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (KUAS) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). AFRL' intends to realise its Low Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology (LCAAT) program with this UAV.

The new low-cost, runway-independent demonstrator drone is a long-range, high-subsonic unmanned air vehicle is intended help in the development of combat drones that can act as escorts for the F-22 or F-35 fighters as well as a surveillance and attack platform. It's designed to act independently or as part of a UAV swarm.

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