Romania’s ARCA has begun flight testing the Air Strato electric-powered, high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft. The vehicle is aimed at surveillance and scientific missions. The aircraft made a short first flight on Feb. 13, reaching an altitude of 25 meters (80 ft.) and speed of 72 km/hr. (39 kt.). The takeoff was from rough ground and the right main gear suspension system was damaged on touchdown, ARCA says. The Air Strato is powered by four electric motors driving ...

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