Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie Successfully Completes Sixth Flight

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc, has announced that the Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with Kratos Unmanned Systems Division and Area-I, has successfully completed the XQ-58A Valkyrie’s sixth test flight and first release from its internal weapons bay. The demonstration flight was conducted at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona on Friday, March 26, 2021.

The XQ-58A Valkyrie system, developed by Kratos Unmanned Systems Division in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) on the Low-Cost Attritable Strike Demonstrator (LCASD) Program, is a low-cost, multi-mission, runway-independent UAV capable of long-range flights and high-subsonic speeds intended to support a variety of defence mission applications.

In addition to the Valkyrie’s extreme survivability and adaptability, as part of the Low-Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology (LCAAT) portfolio, it is designed to break the escalating cost trajectory of tactically relevant aircraft. This test further demonstrates the utility of affordable, high performance unmanned air vehicles.



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