Skyborg Pushes Defense Innovation And Industry’s Patience

Kratos XQ-58 formation
A Kratos XQ-58 flew in formation with Lockheed Martin F-35 and F-22 fighters during a December 2020 flight test over Yuma Proving Ground test range in Arizona.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
As a phrase, “hurry up and wait” fits a lot of military situations, including introducing disruptive new technology. If a rushed proof-of-concept design works, a demonstration of a rapid prototype is supposed to quickly follow. But even if the demonstration is successful, the process still grinds to...

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