October 14 2019
The XQ-58A Valkyrie uncrewed aerial vehicle was damaged in an accident following its third test flight, reports Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. High winds and a malfunction of the Valkyrie’s provisional flight test recovery system resulted in damage as the air vehicle was landing on Oct. 9. The service did not reveal the extent of the damage. During the final descent, the prototype cushion system, which was used for initial testing but is not intended for operational use,...
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