EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) —
The 96th Test Wing recently acquired its newest aircraft, and along with it, a leading-edge experimentation effort.
The 40th Flight Test Squadron took possession of the first of two government-owned Kratos XQ‑58A Valkyrie. The aircraft is a low-cost, high-performance uncrewed air vehicle. It is rocket-launched off a rail system and is controlled from a ground station or airborne fighter. An onboard computer system is capable of determining the best flight path and throttle settings to comply with commands.
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