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"Unparalleled": In US trials, one drone fired another from an internal weapons bay

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The Valkyrie stealth drone has passed the next round of tests. It is reported that a stealthy American drone, during the sixth test flight, launched from its own side a small drone located in its internal compartment. We are talking about a compartment intended for weapons.


From the internal compartment of the XQ-58A Valkyrie, an ALTIUS-600 UAV was launched, as reported in the American press. Tests of such a plan were carried out in the airspace over the Yuma test site in the state of Arizona (USA).

In addition to realizing the possibility of launching a drone from its board, the Valkyrie UAV has worked, as noted, and its "new technical capabilities." According to reports from Alisson Turri, flight demonstration program manager for the company that developed the UAV, the Valkyrie showed improved values ​​in both speed and altitude during a new test flight.

In Turri's post:

The XQ-58A Valkyrie drone has surpassed the performance that has been demonstrated by an unmanned aerial vehicle during previous demonstration flights.

Kratos Unmanned Systems President Stephen Fendley:

The successful operation of the system for the use of weapons from the inner compartment continues to testify to the incredible capabilities of the UAV.

According to Fendley, the XQ-58A Valkyrie is "a unique stealth drone, unparalleled in value for money."

Usually the phrase “has no analogues in the world” is ridiculed by individual users and experts when something similar is stated by Russian manufacturers of military equipment and weapons. Now there is a chance to evaluate the statement of the head of the Western company.

For your information:

At the moment, three XQ-58A Valkyrie UAV gliders have been assembled in the United States. The first of them made a launch flight in 2019, but during the third flight, as noted in the West, it "failed." One of the XQ-58A UAVs in the United States was previously tested as a kind of gateway for data exchange when performing combat missions with F-22 and F-35 fighters, the protocols of which do not allow such an exchange to be carried out directly.
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  1. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 6 2021 07: 35
    +28
    That is so straight and does not have ?! winked
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 April 6 2021 07: 38
      +11
      wassat Probably the whole forum thought the same thing wassat
      1. grandfather_Kostya
        grandfather_Kostya April 6 2021 09: 31
        +1
        And I remembered a fairy tale from childhood: in the last drone, a needle is hidden, at the end of which is the death of Koshchei.
      2. aszzz888
        aszzz888 April 6 2021 09: 59
        0

        NDR-791 (Artyom)
        Today, 07: 38

        +11
        wassat Probably the whole forum thought the same thing wassat
        Except one. Someone underprocessor. See his post below. As always, with slops for everything Russian.
        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 April 6 2021 10: 02
          0
          I read it, I read it. According to the address of residence, he is supposed to.
    2. Private-K
      Private-K April 6 2021 08: 07
      +11
      Financial claims must be made to the US due to copyright infringement!
    3. knn54
      knn54 April 6 2021 10: 31
      0
      In the Russian Federation, the company "Kronstadt" is developing a "heavenly matryoshka of death" -
      one "Thunder" drone can carry and control 10 "Lightning" drones,
  2. NDR-791
    NDR-791 April 6 2021 07: 36
    +13
    "Has no analogues": On trials in the United States, one drone fired another from an internal weapons bay
    Plagiarists !!! Our matryoshka was plagiarized, but still there - it has no analogues wassat
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. April 6 2021 07: 40
      +4
      Americans steal our ideas, they have no shame or conscience. smile
      And so I do not see any outstanding achievements described in the article.
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 April 6 2021 07: 45
        +6
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        Americans steal our ideas, they have no shame or conscience.

        We still could do it like that - According to one version, his death is at the end of a needle, a needle in an egg, an egg in a duck, a duck in a hare, a hare in shock
    2. Egoza
      Egoza April 6 2021 07: 51
      +4
      Quote: NDR-791
      Plagiarists !!! Our matryoshka was plagiarized, but still there - it has no analogues

      And this is like in a scene from Vinokur. The song is already 100 years old, but "it is my first performance"
      1. knn54
        knn54 April 6 2021 08: 25
        +3
        They are clearly "digging" under the S-400.
        By the way, the "song" from Wagner's opera (awesome) "Flight of the Valkyries" was the anthem of the Luftwaffe.
        Continuity, however.
    3. Professor
      Professor April 6 2021 09: 20
      -1
      Quote: NDR-791
      "Has no analogues": On trials in the United States, one drone fired another from an internal weapons bay
      Plagiarists !!! Matryoshka our plagiarized, but still there - has no analogues wassat

      In fact, matryoshka is a Japanese invention. So what about plagiarism, I would not raise the issue in your place. wink
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I April 7 2021 07: 50
        0
        https://zen.yandex.ru/media/sergievgrad/podlinnaia-istoriia-matreshki-chast-pervaia-mif-o-iaponskih-korniah-matreshki-5ee1a9706fb2e83bd1d97815
        Don't rush to rejoice at the pro-Japanese version of the matryoshka's origin! Read the article I mentioned ...
        1. Professor
          Professor April 7 2021 08: 45
          0
          Quote: Nikolaevich I
          https://zen.yandex.ru/media/sergievgrad/podlinnaia-istoriia-matreshki-chast-pervaia-mif-o-iaponskih-korniah-matreshki-5ee1a9706fb2e83bd1d97815
          Don't rush to rejoice at the pro-Japanese version of the matryoshka's origin! Read the article I mentioned ...

          I read it, I was not convinced.
          I will not give links to articles where the Japanese origin of the toy is written on the shelves, since this topic is no longer interesting to me. hi
          1. Nikolaevich I
            Nikolaevich I April 7 2021 10: 55
            0
            Quote: Professor
            Read, not convinced

            Well, okay ... we did read it ... but I wasn’t going to convince you (or anyone else ...) ... hi
  3. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 6 2021 07: 43
    0
    "... a unique stealth drone that has no analogues, including the combination of price and quality" (c) what I didn't quite understand about the price and quality. Expensive and crap ... very bad or cheap and very wonderful? I doubt that they will sell cheaply. The Americans are the same.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik April 6 2021 08: 03
      -3
      Quote: Captive
      cheap and very wonderful?

      This. XQ-58A Valkyrie price below $ 4 million

  4. Tagan
    Tagan April 6 2021 07: 44
    0
    I laid the larva ...
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. April 6 2021 07: 51
      +3
      In the toilet or what? what
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 April 6 2021 07: 48
    +3
    "Unparalleled": In US trials, one drone fired another from an internal weapons bay
    ... So the process goes on, weapons are being developed.
    We will go ... but everyone will go the same way. Some earlier, some later. This is logical.
    1. venik
      venik April 6 2021 09: 09
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      "Unparalleled": In US trials, one drone fired another from an internal weapons bay
      ... So the process goes on, weapons are being developed.
      We will go ... but everyone will go the same way. Some earlier, some later. This is logical.

      ========
      Am I not quite awake? belay In what uniqueness then? One "drone" dropped another "drone"? WHAT is the fundamental difference between "dropping", say, corrected bombs, guided missiles (which many UAVs are already doing) and "dropping" another "drone" ??? what request
      The "Tornado" also has shells, equipped with a "drone", which, after "dropping", flies and adjusts the fire ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 6 2021 09: 54
        0
        The question is for those who are trying to talk about "uniqueness".
        As for me, this is a natural process of the development of weapons systems ...
      2. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I April 7 2021 07: 55
        +1
        Duc. There are satellites, which in space are "scattered" from a special compartment by small satellites ...!
  6. Sined
    Sined April 6 2021 07: 49
    0
    And Boeing's Loyal Wingman isn't it? Even if it looks more expensive.
  7. paul3390
    paul3390 April 6 2021 07: 50
    +3
    data exchange during combat missions with F-22 and F-35 fighters, whose protocols used do not allow such an exchange to be carried out directly.

    But this is interesting! Didn't come across earlier. What does it mean - two types of American aviation superidol cannot communicate with each other ?? How, then, for example, the F-22 will cover the F-35 in the shock version? If they cannot exchange data? If it's true, then something awkward turns out ..
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 April 6 2021 07: 53
      +3
      Quote: paul3390
      If they cannot exchange data? If it's true, then something awkward turns out ..

      Difficulties in Albanian translation. Business people cannot directly, they are connected to the curve
      1. paul3390
        paul3390 April 6 2021 07: 58
        +2
        But it's still somehow strange - they say two ultra-modern models, aircraft of the 21st century - and use different protocols ..
        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 April 6 2021 08: 20
          +1
          This is probably so that the electronic warfare will not be demolished in one fell swoop
    2. Crash
      Crash April 6 2021 09: 22
      +1
      Quote: paul3390
      Didn't come across earlier.

      100500 times already wrote about it
    3. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh April 6 2021 10: 07
      +3
      It's true. On the F-22, the electronics of the 80s, on the F-35 - modern.
      Communication protocols have changed.
      Even the outdated F-16 has much more modern electronics,
      than the F-22.
      Therefore, on the F-22 it is necessary to mount complex attachments in order to enable
      him to the modern air force.
  8. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik April 6 2021 07: 51
    +1
    ALTIUS-600 has already been launched with MQ-1C and UH-60M. Technically, the MQ-1C, depending on the configuration, can carry 12 to 14 miniature reconnaissance / strike drones.




    1. Ka-52
      Ka-52 April 6 2021 09: 06
      -1
      ALTIUS-600 has already been launched with MQ-1C

      KIAS 60 knots? This is about 110 km / h. And the radius is a little more than 100 km ... a little watery for a UAV flying at a speed of about 1000 km / h and a combat radius of about 1000 km ..
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik April 6 2021 09: 24
        -2
        This is a test of capabilities, not pre-production products. Take what is ready. The main strike weapons of the Valkyries are planned to be GBU-39, 2 of them are placed in the internal compartments.
        In general, they are working out the concept of mass deployment of cheap drones. Their main advantage is massiveness, not speed.
        The ALTIUS-600 has a range of 440 km, a flight time of 4 hours. They do not need to be returned back. They are created according to the concept of the drone kamikaze. Here's another variation:
  9. Tagan
    Tagan April 6 2021 08: 08
    +1
    Quote: Lech from Android.
    In the toilet or what? what

    About this story is silent)))
  10. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 6 2021 08: 20
    -1
    The main thing is that after 10 years it does not become clear that this drone is usually pushed out of the drone by the loader - Negro Joe
    1. Paul Siebert
      Paul Siebert April 7 2021 06: 18
      +1
      Don't touch Joe, monsignor - he's their president now ...
  11. 123456789
    123456789 April 6 2021 08: 37
    +1
    On trials in the United States, one drone fired another from an internal weapons bay

    Rodil laughing
    Once Khoja borrowed a boiler from a neighbor and, when the need was over, he returned the boiler, putting a small frying pan in the middle.
    - And what's that? The owner asked, pointing to the frying pan.
    “It was your cauldron that gave birth,” said Hodja.
    The neighbor was delighted and took a frying pan.
    Here again Khoja asked for a cauldron and took it to his home. The owner waits, waits, but Khoja Nasreddin still does not return the boiler. He goes to Hodge and knocks.
    - What do you want? - asks Hodge.
    - Give me back the boiler, - the neighbor says.
    Then Khoja remarked:
    - I must tell you the sad news: your cauldron has passed away.
    The neighbor, surprised, objected:
    - Yes, is it seen that the boiler was dying?
    To this Khoja Nasreddin replied:
    - If you believed that the cauldron can give birth, then why don't you believe that it can die?

  12. AbacUssR
    AbacUssR April 6 2021 08: 56
    -1
    and what? Well, he did not release a rocket, but another crap, such as a power supply unit .... And what is unique about that?
  13. Professor
    Professor April 6 2021 09: 13
    +2
    Usually the phrase “has no analogues in the world” is ridiculed by individual users and experts when something similar is stated by Russian manufacturers of military equipment and weapons. Now there is a chance to evaluate the statement of the head of the Western company.


    There would really be a chance to appreciate if he actually stated this.

    https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/04/05/the-valkyrie-drone-launches-an-even-smaller-drone-from-inside-its-payload-bay/

    https://www.geospatialworld.net/news/kratos-xq-58a-valkyrie-successfully-completes-sixth-flight-including-first-payload-release-from-internal-weapons-bay/
  14. SKVichyakow
    SKVichyakow April 6 2021 12: 56
    +3
    And I thought, as our people say during the test of the Armata tank: a tank on the Armata platform can rotate and twist the tower 360 degrees throughout its course. It seems that no other tank is able to do this anymore.