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Work Intensifies On Endurance UAVs
Extreme endurance is a desirable quality for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Very-long-endurance UAVs reduce landings and takeoffs, reducing the need for ground crews. They can be based far from an area of operations, where crews are not subject to attack. Long endurance also translates into responsiveness, if the vehicle can be loitering for days close to an area of interest.