SAN DIEGO, May 05, 2021 (GLOBE
NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions,
Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions
provider and industry-leading provider of high-performance unmanned
systems, announced today that the Skyborg leadership team
successfully completed its objectives following a multi-flight
series of flight tests with the Skyborg autonomy core system (ACS)
aboard Kratos UTAP-22 Mako tactical unmanned vehicles at Tyndall
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5d832b56-eebf-4264-8387-a3bf3c410f37
The Air Force Reported today:
Skyborg ACS has Successful First Flight > Air Force Life Cycle Management Center > Article Display (af.mil)
Termed Milestone 1 of the Autonomous Attritable Aircraft Experimentation (AAAx) campaign, the ACS performed a series of foundational behaviors necessary to characterize safe system operation. The ACS demonstrated basic aviation capabilities and responded to navigational commands, while reacting to geo-fences, adhering to aircraft flight envelopes, and demonstrating coordinated maneuvering. It was monitored from both airborne and ground command and control stations.
The Skyborg Vanguard team is a unique relationship that pairs Brig. Gen. Dale White, Program Executive Officer for Fighters and Advanced Aircraft as the Skyborg PEO, and Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle, Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory as...