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Monday, 26 July 2010

We’ve seen how the United States military take full advantage of unmanned aerial vehicles, or rather UAVs, whereby these unmanned flying vehicles have tremendous presence in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Nevertheless, it also seems that UAVs gained yet another leap forward into the future, whereby QinetiQ has successfully manufactured and tested their Zephyr with tremendous success.

In fact, the Zephyr flew for 14 days and 24 minutes, and the flight has broken the world record for unmanned flight. Basically, the Zephyr also held the same record in 2008, and with the latest feat achieved by the UAV, this sets the world record at a higher ground.

Perhaps the company can convert this particular technology for commercial usage as well? Take a look at the Zephyr that has a tremendous wingspan:

Zephyr Solar Powered UAV

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