Unmanned Vehicles

XQ-58A Valkyrie in third flight test

11th October 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ XQ-58A Valkyrie has completed its third flight test, the company announced on 10 October.

During the 90 minute flight, the XQ-58A executed a successful launch and met 56 of 56 baseline test points, plus two additional test points with excess fuel remaining after completion of the mission. After completion of the flight, the recovery parachute system worked as expected, and the aircraft descended under the canopy system.

In final descent phase, the prototype cushion system - which was employed for the initial test series but is not intended for ultimate operational use - suffered an anomaly resulting ...

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