Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ Valkyrie XQ-58A is helping Oklahoma’s growing aerospace industry soar.
On Tuesday, Kratos officials announced the company had secured a contract worth about $37.8 million to provide Valkyrie aircraft to the U.S. Air Force as part of its Skyborg program.
News of the contract award comes just months after officials with the San Diego Company announced they had increased the size of their Oklahoma City operation by 50%, using more than 150,000 square feet at the Will Rogers Business Park.
At the time, Steve Fendley, president of Kratos’ unmanned systems division, said the expansion was to be used for manufacturing and testing of the Valkyrie, as well as for ongoing development of two other classified projects.
The Valkyrie is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that…