It was only a matter of time before someone designed and developed a drone capable of keeping up with modern fighters. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions is going to be demonstrating its latest model of fast, long range and stealthy drone aircraft that have the capability of flying formation with a fighter in the air or be operated independently from the ground with the capacity to be switched back and fourth between networks.
The QX-222 Valkyrie and the UTAP-22 Mako are expected to both make an appearance next week at the Paris Airshow. According to the company’s press releases, our government has already ordered six “high performance aerial drones,” I would assume to evaluate.
Besides the potential to fly in formation with manned aircraft, these new weapons offer a modern air force the ability “to cover more space at a lower cost point.”