US Air Force Releases Video of New Combat Drone: XQ-58A Valkyrie

The U.S. Air Force has released the first videos of its latest combat drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie. The new aircraft, which went from concept to first test flight in 2.5 years, “behaved as expected” on its first test flight this week, according to the Air Force.

The 76-minute inaugural flight occurred on March 5, 2019 at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. The Air Force released a short 15-second video of the first flight to show it off, something that the military doesn’t do with all of its aircraft.

“XQ-58A is the first example of a class of UAV that is defined by low procurement and operating costs while providing game changing combat capability,” Doug Szczublewski, AFRL’s XQ-58A Program Manager, said in a statement.


  1. testticklehead on June 28, 2020 at 7:24 am

    If we’re seeing it now it’s probably already been in military use for at least 3-5 years if not longer. In 2020 I’m guessing US drones are much further advanced and something we would see in a Sci-Fi film.

  2. Ferhat Yalçın on June 28, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Development team Played too much god of War

  3. Kismias on June 28, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Turned off as soon as the shitty computer narration started up. Stop being fucking lazy and just narrate it.

  4. L Rod on June 28, 2020 at 7:28 am


  5. Lone Wolf on June 28, 2020 at 7:31 am

    please find a human, any human, to narrate the video.

  6. Галина Поронько on June 28, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Интересная птичка…!!!

  7. microRiZu on June 28, 2020 at 7:32 am

    Lmao this is where all the tax money is going?

  8. Exocet on June 28, 2020 at 7:33 am

    Feed your poor yankees.

  9. DigitalPilot on June 28, 2020 at 7:37 am

    All these uas have V-tail as opposed to most manned ac having straght. Wonder why?

  10. Roger Onslow on June 28, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Computer voice = next video

  11. b free on June 28, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Just like Uncle Sucker, we just CANNOT help it, we have to make it easier for our adversaries by announcing, showing video, or providing capabilities, or lack thereof of every single system or plan we have. Unfrickincredibke

  12. BjornEverythingDy on June 28, 2020 at 7:39 am

    *When I thought AC7 was fiction*
    This happens
    Me: Is there gonna be an MQ-25 now!

  13. Nedd Ludd on June 28, 2020 at 7:40 am

    Wonderfully designed equipment.

    Very aggressive looking Can it make an screaming attack sound? Just to make it more threatening. Or maybe best to surprise.

  14. Luke Titus on June 28, 2020 at 7:41 am

    This is bad because it’s an easy copy. Meaning this is easier to copy that the f22 and 35. This is gonna open a can of worms like the nuke. Hmph

  15. Manny Hammonds on June 28, 2020 at 7:42 am

    I have to admit I was against using Drones, because Guys like Me still want to Pilot Fighters within it’s own Cockpit while feeling the different Aerodynamics, but the effectiveness of Drones is also incredible. Also, using that Loyal Wing Man Program, any manned Fighter could call in Air Support or back up at a moments notice with a Drone.

  16. max maximov maximov on June 28, 2020 at 7:45 am


  17. Lorens Rewolle on June 28, 2020 at 7:45 am

    i am guessing this is the stuff they got going on in area 51 with the low tech section

    deep underground we can only imagine

  18. Asat Alymkulov on June 28, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Великая нация победителей

  19. Yilber Mosquera on June 28, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Estados unidos es la verga le lleva años luz a rusia que es solo amenazas

  20. Black Real on June 28, 2020 at 7:50 am

    And 2025 Iran Shootdown it😂😂😂

  21. friendly octopus on June 28, 2020 at 7:53 am

    The weird narration almost ruined the video, just use text captions or screen grabs of something explaining what we are seeing. Text to speech immediately gives off dumb conspiracy theory video vibes.

  22. skatterbrain on June 28, 2020 at 7:54 am

    What I’d love to know is just how many Gs these Unmanned Jet Aircraft are able to pull & just how long it can be sustained. I’m sure either way it’s more & Longer then what a Live pilot is able to maintain or even sustain. I’m sure these aircraft if built properly ( Which I know they are …. it the United states) along with other reasons. Are built Strong enough with the right materials & Engineering, Then I can only imagine the amount of Gs positive & Negative it could pull & just the kind of maneuvers they’ll be able to pull off. I mean if pilots are able to pull away from SAM missiles, I won’t say easily or that they are always able to get away especially super Sonic SAMs but I can just imagine how much easier & quicker Unmanned Aircraft will be able to lose a SAM threat compared to a LIVE pilot that has to Endure the brunt of every single G-Force Struggling to maintain Consciousness during every high stress Maneuver while playing Cat & mouse with a SAM missile trying to keep track of it while also conducting Evasive maneuvers & Constantly trying to maintain Consciousness is alot . But if you remove that equation & your able to conduct maneuvers at higher speeds & Gs then I’m positive there a Calculable percentage of much greater success. BUT not just against SAMs but also Enemy aircraft. A good Demonstration of this is the movie The Green Lantern Dog fight training scene

  23. Шатун Хитрый on June 28, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Коррупция американской элиты сгубит всё! Реальные затраты, по принципу ОТ начала и ДО самого конца, не сопоставимы с запросом (сплошной дерибан)!!!! И это факт!! 😢😢😢🤣🤣🤣

  24. Критик Критикович on June 28, 2020 at 7:54 am

    I like you high technology 👍 thank you for the video . 😎

  25. Игорь /// on June 28, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Сопло не плохое. Интересный аппарат.

  26. m00nchildblues on June 28, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Be afraid, be very afraid!

  27. lnoah95 on June 28, 2020 at 7:55 am

    this looks almost exactly like those planes that were planned to be deployed from the giant balloons

  28. Chad Wood on June 28, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Please please please get rid of the horrid pseudo-computer narration (which mis-pronounces nearly everything). It degrades the credibility of your otherwise excellent videos.

  29. Шатун Хитрый on June 28, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Все проверяется в реальном бою! А так только показуха! да ещё и дорогая!В Югославии сбили Стелс простой и надежной советской ракетой!🤣🤣🤣

  30. El Mostrito on June 28, 2020 at 7:59 am

    How do they deal with the lag when flying these things long range?

  31. rich vasquez on June 28, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Love it nasty new one to the collection USA all day

  32. Manny Hammonds on June 28, 2020 at 8:01 am

    This Drone also looks good too, not like those crappy looking Drones they been making.

  33. patrick hare on June 28, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Now the chinese can copy it in a week or so…kratos prob already hacked by chinese military

  34. JayJ on June 28, 2020 at 8:04 am

    gawd the narration is horrid, its unwatchable unless you mute it

  35. Nkosi Rooms on June 28, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Well no more pilots ……..

  36. APPLE 1 on June 28, 2020 at 8:05 am


  37. itacs ltd on June 28, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Russia from USSR times has 1200 Mig19, which after one-day modernization and installation of robot in a cabin permanently makes this aircraft a drone with exceptional characteristics. Those who are on it the subject ask you granddads if they were involved in Korean War…

  38. ZeshXD on June 28, 2020 at 8:05 am

    remind me some f(b)-22

  39. Kieu Nguyen on June 28, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Nga điếm và thằng điếm trung quốc nó sẽ copy.

  40. Ariel Jessie Cale on June 28, 2020 at 8:08 am

    imo,this uav in terms of visual aspects, it looks will become a target practice later on. they have all the funds,but still they cant make a good futuristics designs

  41. Lenny Online on June 28, 2020 at 8:11 am

    $1 million for a drone? Scrap that. Bring back fighter jets and pilots.

  42. Pasha Defragzor on June 28, 2020 at 8:12 am


  43. tickle me and I'll Hurt you on June 28, 2020 at 8:15 am

    It’s the beginning of Skynet LOL

  44. Mark Maxwell on June 28, 2020 at 8:16 am

    A very impressive drone that is very low observable with a rigid rugged design.

  45. D. Howerton on June 28, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Why do drone operators seated at air conditioned consoles need to wear nomex flight suits? T-shirts, shorts, and tennis shoes would suffice.

  46. Alessandra Luminari on June 28, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Bah….is not a good idea! When one State have created the new arms or guns…. Another States produced another arms superior….WHERE IS THE STOP IN THIS ?

  47. Brett Brannon on June 28, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Anyone could tell me the name of the background music? At the start of this video. I’ve heard it in other videos. And just think it’s pretty cool😁thanks in advance

  48. bradley palmerin on June 28, 2020 at 8:21 am

    The mq 101 actually exists, buuut i forgot the name

  49. Jamie Miley on June 28, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Umm, what was the estimated cost of the program, how many pennies per plane… stop the computer crap.

  50. Airsoft Wars on June 28, 2020 at 8:22 am

    1:36 those aren’t Valkyries those are the wingman drone being developed by Australia

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