Flight of the Valkyrie long-range drone

Flight of the Valkyrie long-range drone

Flight of the Valkyrie long-range drone

The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle, completed its inaugural flight March 5, 2019 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona.

The Air Force Research Laboratory partnered with Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems to develop the XQ-58A.



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Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (KUAS) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) partnered on the development of the XQ-58A Valkyrie.

The XQ-58A demonstrator is a low-cost unmanned air vehicle (UAV). During the first flight, the vehicle completed its test objectives during a 76 minute flight. The Valkyrie is a runway independent UAV capable of long-range flights at high-subsonic speeds.

source Kratosdefense



 

By |2019-03-11T10:57:19+02:00Mar 11, 2019|Categories: Aviation|Tags: |

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