Aeroprobe onboard Stealth Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle

By Aeroprobe Corporation | January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021 – Christiansburg, VA. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc’s XQ-58 Valkyrie leverages Aeroprobe’s avionics technologies, including the miniaturized Micro Air Data Computer, and Air Data Probes.  These products provide aircraft navigational systems with extremely precise real time information that contribute to performance, maneuverability and safety.

The aircraft offers runway-independence, extreme range, and maneuverability. The company recently announced that its XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned air vehicle (UAS) completed a flight test in formation with US Air Force (USAF) fighters including an F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Aeroprobe has supplied air data probes including total air temperature probes and the boom mounted five-hole air data probe visible protruding from the nose of the aircraft for testing and heated, drained, strut mounted pitot probes for production vehicles.

“Our Micro Air Data Systems were designed to support technological advances like the XQ-58 and we are proud have our air data products selected for instrumentation on this important unmanned program,” said Nanci Hardwick, Aeroprobe CEO.

Aeroprobe is a leader in unmanned aircraft instrumentation, offering miniaturized and purpose-built products that leverage the company’s 26 years of experience manufacturing and calibrating precision fluid-dynamics measurement systems. For more information, please visit

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) develops and fields transformative, affordable technology, platforms, and systems for United States National Security related customers, allies, and commercial enterprises. Kratos is changing the way breakthrough technology for these industries are rapidly brought to market through proven commercial and venture capital-backed approaches, including proactive research and streamlined development processes. Kratos specializes in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cybersecurity/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, hypersonic systems, training, and combat systems.