XQ-58A Valkyrie made its first flight
- March 8, 2019
The XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned air vehicle (UAV) has made its first flight.
The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) developed the XQ-58A Valkyrie in partnership with Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Valkyrie unmanned aerial vehicle met all of its test objectives during 76-minute flight over in Arizona.
The XQ-58A Valkyrie is a planned stealthy unmanned combat air vehicle that is designed with the aim of using as part of the Low-Cost, Attritable Strike Unmanned Air System Demonstration (LCASD) to escort the F-22 or F-35 during combat missions and to be able to deploy weapons or surveillance systems.