SAN DIEGO – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Kratos' XQ-58A Valkyrie completed its maiden flight on March 5, 2019 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. 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.
The joint effort falls within the Air Force Research Laboratory's Low Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology (LCAAT) portfolio, which has the objective to break the escalating cost trajectory of tactically relevant aircraft.
Reference Public Release Number: 88ABW-2019-0836
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