LONDON—BAE Systems says it has reached an agreement to purchase British startup Prismatic, a high-altitude, pseudo-satellite (HAPS) manufacturer. BAE’s decision, announced Sept. 10, follows a collaboration agreement signed with Farnborough-based Prismatic in May 2018 to develop its high-flying, solar-powered air system. Since the agreement was signed, Prismatic has produced two full-scale prototypes of its Phasa (Persistent High-Altitude Solar Aircraft)-35 high-altitude, ...

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