Tests of the XQ-58A Valkyrie Block 2 drone demonstrated that it could use encrypted connections; further, it was capable of autonomous operations when and if required.


Jace Dela Cruz writing in Tech Times, makes the following points:
  • Improved counter Unmanned Aircraft System capability has increased the need for single-use vehicles.
  • Kratos Defense and Security Solutions makes the XQ-58A.
  • Speed- 882 km per hour.
  • Carrying capacity-about 544 kg. 
  • Ceiling- 45,000 feet.
  • Able to carry a smaller drone for mid-air launch as needed. 
  • Potential swarm deployment and accompanying personnel-operated fighters. 


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