The dawn of the limited-life combat drone is rapidly approaching as Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., a rising star of the Third Offset, doubles down on development of a $3 million V-tail UAV, internally designated XQ-222. Kratos specializes in building subscale aerial targets designed to mimic Russian and Chinese weapons, and is now adapting them for real-world combat use by the Defense Department as armed, autonomous aircraft, able to be produced in great quantities at a ...

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