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UAV to Stay Aloft for 5 Years

Boeing plans to build a solar powered UAV capable of 5 years sustained flight challenging conventional notions about what goes up…

"Boeing has won an $89 million government contract to build and fly an unmanned solar-powered plane that can--eventually--stay aloft continuously for up to five years. Yes, that's five years.

The defense contractor will develop the…

Added by Shannon Morrisey on September 16, 2010 at 2:35pm — 14 Comments

Caution: Robot Driver in Training

Good short opinion piece on the increasingly complex regulations surrounding UAVs occupying civilian airspace.

"If, for some unknown reason, the Air Force desperately needs to surveil northern tier wheat patches, let’s have a new class of airspace called MOA/DRONE. Put it on…

Added by Shannon Morrisey on September 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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