Valkyrie to be operational again next month, fly with gatewayONE prototype

By Sara Sirota / September 28, 2020 at 10:53 AM
The XQ-58A Valkyrie drone is expected to be operational again next month following a mishap over the summer and will soon fly with a gateway communications pod that could enable F-22 and F-35 fighter jets to stealthily exchange data. The Air Force Research Laboratory was preparing a Valkyrie drone for a flight experiment July 29 at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ, when an anomaly with its rocket-assisted take-off system drove testers to abandon the demonstration and send it back to the...

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