Kratos Names Combat UAVs 'Mako,' 'Valkyrie'

Credit: The armed XQ-222 “Valkyrie” combat UAV has enough range to fly from Guam to North Korea on one-way missions: Kratos Defense & Security
SAN DIEGO—Kratos Defense & Security has settled on names for its two prized combat UAVs, dubbing them “Mako” and “Valkyrie.” The names for the UTAP-22 and XQ-222, respectively, keep with the Kratos tradition of using strong, powerful and some what hyperbolic names for itself and, apparently, its...

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