Kratos Defense and Oklahoma leaders announce future production home of XQ-58A Valkyrie

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

State and community leaders today joined Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. executives in Oklahoma to unveil the first MQM-178 Firejet target drone aircraft produced at the new OKC Kratos Unmanned Aircraft production facility. At the event, Kratos Defense CEO, Eric DeMarco, announced that the Oklahoma City production facility will also be the future home of the XQ-58A Valkyrie, which successfully completed its maiden flight in early March.

“Kratos and the state of Oklahoma share a commitment to supporting our armed forces,” said DeMarco. “As our company continues to grow and develop and build high-performance, low-cost technologies like the Firejet and the Valkyrie, we are proud to be doing so here. Oklahoma’s skilled workforce will help us keep America safe.”

Speaking at the event, Senator James Lankford welcomed the company to OKC and lauded the state’s growing aerospace sector.

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