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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…


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"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…
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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.


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

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