Swift Flies HALE UAV, Plans Commercial Service

Swift’s 72-ft.-span, solar-powered HALE UAV launches from a truck at Spaceport America.
Credit: Swift Engineering
Swift Engineering has flown the first in a planned family of commercial persistent stratospheric unmanned aircraft. The 72-ft.-span, solar-powered, high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) UAV was flown on July 7 from Spaceport America in New Mexico. Having achieved all of its objectives for the first...
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