USA—Valkyrie Drone Launches Smaller UAV In Test Flight

Air Force Research Laboratory | 04/07/2021

The Air Force has demonstrated the ability of the experimental XQ-58A Valkyrie uncrewed aerial vehicle to deploy a smaller drone from its internal payload bay, reports the Air Force Research Laboratory. On March 26, during the sixth test flight of the XQ-58A, the air vehicle launched an ALTIUS-600 small uncrewed air system (SUAS), the lab reported on Monday. The Valkyrie subsequently conducted additional tests to expand its flight envelope, flying higher and faster than in previous...

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