U.S. Air Force Releases Video of New Combat Drone, The XQ-58A Valkyrie

Warzone/The Drive: Air Force's Secretive XQ-58A Valkyrie Experimental Combat Drone Emerges After First Flight

The QX-58 may lead to a whole new class of highly-flexible and affordable unmanned combat air vehicles that could revolutionize how the USAF fights.

Just a week after Boeing unveiled their export-centric 'loyal wingman' combat drone concept, the Air Force Research Lab has announced that their own similar endeavor, dubbed the XQ-58A Valkyrie, has made its first flight. It also posted the very first image of the aircraft that has been developed under a veil of secrecy over the last two and half years.

A press release from the USAF about the aircraft's first flight reads:

The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle completed its inaugural flight March 5, 2019 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. The Air Force Research Laboratory partnered with Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems to develop the XQ-58A.

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More News On The U.S. Air Force's New Combat Drone The XQ-58A Valkyrie

US Air Force tests experimental XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned fighter jet for ‘loyal wingman’ air warfare role -- SCMP/Washington Post
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Air Force Tests New “Loyal Wingman” Sidekick Drone for Combat -- Popular Mechanics
US ‘Loyal Wingman’ Takes Flight: AFRL & Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie -- Breaking Defense
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WATCH US Show Off Highly Secretive Stealth Combat Drone -- Sputnik

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