Drone Technology Goes Military Soon Thanks to Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc.
We've certainly come a long way since the days of "Top Gun."
To Be Fair, Drone Technology Isn't A Stranger to the Military
The United States Air Force has used drone technology for years. However, this particular project is unprecedented, funded at a healthy $2-3MM to serve as an unmanned "loyal wingman" combat jet in conjunction with your traditional naval aviators like Maverick and Iceman.
Interesting.... I'd say that's cause for a flyby.
Accurately speaking, Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. won't necessarily simply cater to the United States military as the company's strictly private -- but the military is, for sure, their largest client. What the company has developed is a drone known as Valkyrie -- a drone expected to make its first flight next year. Given the technological leap, this is the drone with costs of upwards of $8MM to even $10MM once it's ready for deployment and purchase, and it's well worth the money given it has longer range than Boeing's planned 2K nautical miles.
But understand this: the purpose isn't for more firepower, but more range. It's all about capability and affordability as while the cost may still be hefty, it's minor compared to the expense of an F-15 fighter jet.
What Else Can We Expect From Drone Technology Then? Plenty.
Given we'll be seeing these babies flying alongside our flyboys now, I'd say the sky is literally the limit -- unless NASA develops certain drones to go into orbit. Do you have any news about technology, specifically drone technology, you'd like to mention? SIGN UP FOR A VIGYAA ACCOUNT AND START WRITING!