Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie Completes U.S Marine Corps PAACK-P Program Flight
Valkyrie and F-16; Valkyrie has flown with nearly every fighter type in the
Valkyrie and F-16 are available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9a59b257-7a99-4489-84fd-aed0df8de6c7
This joint collaboration was supported by the
“This XQ-58A test flight and the data collected inform future requirements for the warfighter, while fueling innovation and experimentation opportunities within
The aircraft performed as expected. The XQ-58A has a total of six planned test flights with objectives that include evaluating the platform’s ability to support a variety of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions; the effectiveness of autonomous electronic support to crewed platforms; the potential for AI-enabled platforms to augment combat air patrols; and continuing to mature other manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) capability objectives.
Marines XQ-58A showing off its unique graphics scheme in flight
Marines XQ-58A is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3615b2ad-0ead-4d49-be63-ddb094cba2cc
Flying since 2019, Kratos’ XQ-58A Valkyrie is a high-performance tactical UAV capable of long-range flights at high-subsonic speeds currently in production in
With design and production approaches leveraged and evolved from Kratos' jet drone target aircraft, the high-performance Valkyrie falls well within the attritable cost class as defined by the House-passed 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)—another key discriminator and a key enabling technology to achieve the Department of Defense’s mass mission.
Kratos’ American-made, affordable, high-performance jet aircraft offer affordable solutions to the production, deployment, and engagement of affordable mass for
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