AeroVironment will build two more of its newly rolled out Hawk30 solar-powered high-altitude, pseudo-satellite (HAPS) unmanned aircraft for certification purposes. But stakeholders and potential customers may have to wait several years for mass production, according to recent executive commentary. AeroVironment and SoftBank—its dominant partner in their HAPSMobile joint venture for the Hawk family—have said they plan for commercial introduction of the high-altitude, ...

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