Kratos to Supply XQ-58A Valkyrie Stealth Drones to US Navy

Kratos to Supply XQ-58A Valkyrie Stealth Drones to US Navy.

The US Navy has awarded a $15.5-million contract to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions for two XQ-58A Valkyrie Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

As per the US Department of Defense, drones will come equipped with sophisticated sensors as well as weapon systems payloads that will aid in different missions.

The company will offer integration of systems testing, ground and logistical operations for flights, and maintenance.

It will also aid in future demonstrations and flight tests at test ranges run by the government.

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The work for the contract is scheduled to be performed by the state of California and is anticipated to be completed in September 2023.

The XQ-58A Valkyrie Drone

Kratos”XQ-58A Valkyrie is an extremely fast and long-range UAS designed in conjunction with Air Force Research Laboratory.

Kratos to Supply XQ-58A Valkyrie Stealth Drones to US Navy

A trapezoidal fuselage, as well as a V-shaped tail emphasize its stealthy design which makes it difficult to track and detect by the enemy radar.

With an overall size in excess of 9.14 meters (30 feet) The aircraft utilizes automated flight control systems designed to enhance the efficiency of maneuvering during military missions.

Furthermore the Valkyrie can also carry two GBU-39 small-diameter bombs as well as other weapons.

The drone can fly at a height of up to 45,000 feet (13.7 kilometers) and a maximum speed of Mach 0.72 (889 miles/km each hour).

“The Valkyrie is the right system, at the right price, at the right time, and we stand ready with active production lines and a family of low cost, high performance, jet drone systems to provide affordable mass to the US and its allies today,” Kratos president Eric DeMarco said last year.


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