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AFRL/Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie to Begin Flight Tests This Autumn

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posted on Mar, 14 2019 @ 12:11 AM
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So I learned that the earlier demonstration phase for this involving Kratos (pre -Valkryie) included demonstrating high-g requirements for both defensive survivability as well as a A2A requirement. I haven't been able to pin down what if anything of those requirements survived from the demonstration phase into the Valkrie program. Even a double- or triple -mount under each wing with no onboard sensors would open up some interesting tethering possibilities operationally.
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posted on May, 8 2019 @ 09:52 AM
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www.flightglobal.com...

It's drones all the way down...

In more seriousness, I'd think collaborating with Raytheon with their Coyote or whatever company takes over the follow-on to the Perdix would be really good choices. Stuff the internal bay of the Valkyrie full of chaff dispensers and away you go. Great little recon swarm then.

Or if you want to start going down the nightmare fuel route, then upgrade the Perdix with 40mm grenades.

Either way, the Valk will be more volume constrained than weight.



posted on Jun, 17 2019 @ 04:59 PM
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www.janes.com...

She flew again.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 05:23 PM
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Should be hearing a lot about this in the coming months. $$$



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 07:20 PM
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USAF wants 20 to 30.

quite possibly putting skyborg on them.

www.defensenews.com... lkyrie-drones/



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 01:41 AM
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a reply to: anzha
Try this one.
Kratos



posted on Aug, 5 2019 @ 08:19 AM
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Kratos is expecting between 30 to 40 Valkyries to be ordered by year's end and for the Valk to become a program of record.

www.janes.com...



posted on Aug, 5 2019 @ 12:24 PM
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Don't be surprised if the Marines get involved as this rolls forward.



posted on Oct, 10 2019 @ 06:11 PM
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Flight test 3 was completed October 9th. The aircraft completed all its test points, but was damaged on landing. The test aircraft uses an airbag and parachute system to land, and a combination of wind and an issue with the airbag apparently resulted in the damage.

www.flightglobal.com...



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