Tactical UAVs

With the emergence of near-peer adversaries and the ever-increasing cost of tactical aircraft acquisition costs, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (KUAS) has been at the forefront of the development of reusable / attritable Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for use in Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) operations in a contested environment. KUAS leveraged its domain knowledge of high-performance subscale aerial targets to design, develop and demonstrate the first purpose-built attritable UAS. Kratos is at the forefront of delivering a family of innovative, affordable, expeditionary, and high performance tactical UAS.

Kratos is ready to deliver to the warfighter multiple operationally relevant tactical UAS with various price points and capabilities. All of our UAS are capable of providing quick reaction runway-independent UAV support. The operational options that our family of UAVs brings to the warfighter are limited only by the imagination and provide CONOPS/CONEMPS options unavailable by any other competitor in the market.

XQ-58A Valkyrie

The Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie is an experimental stealthy unmanned combat aerial vehicle designed and built by Kratos for the United States Air Force Low-Cost Attritable Strike Demonstrator program, under the USAF Research Laboratory’s Low-Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology (LCAAT) project portfolio. The LCAAT portfolio was established to break the escalating cost trajectory of tactically relevant aircraft and provide an unmanned escort or wingman aircraft alongside a crewed fighter aircraft in combat.

Representing a clean-sheet, low-cost tactical UAS, the XQ-58A is changing the paradigm for tactical UAS technology. The XQ-58A delivers a combination of long-range, high-speed, and maneuverability, along with the capability to deliver a mix of lethal weapons from its internal bomb bay and wing stations.

Runway-independence and extreme range deliver maximum operational flexibility and utility to the warfighter.

UTAP-22 Mako

UTAP-22 Mako Dimensions

Based upon the proven success of the U.S. Air Force BQM-167A aerial target, the Kratos Unmanned Tactical Aerial Platform (UTAP-22) provides the warfighter with an affordable, fighter-like unmanned aircraft capable of collaborative operations with manned assets in contested environments. With an operational ceiling of 50,000 feet and a top speed exceeding .9 Mach, the Kratos UTAP-22 high-performance design provides an unmanned partner/wingman to the warfighter.

The Kratos UTAP-22 approach allows flexibility in command and control architecture, ample payload capacity, and flexible vehicle signatures in a low cost system. Utilizing a minimal footprint rocket-assisted launch and precision parachute recovery, the Kratos UTAP-22 solution can operate in austere locations without a runway.

The versatile design of the Kratos UTAP-22 supports various mission requirements by accepting a wide array of internal and external payloads. The large, configurable auxiliary bays provide up to 8.5 cubic feet of payload volume. Additional payloads may be incorporated after thorough review. Customer-furnished payloads may be considered for integration.

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