Zephyr UAV Sets New Record for Longest Uncrewed Flight Written 28 July 2022


An artist's impression of the Airbus UAV Zephyr. | Credit: Airbus Defence and Space; Wikipedia; Fair use

SPACE reports that Airbus’ Zephyr S “took off from the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground on June 15, 2022 and has since been flying patterns over the Yuma Test Range and Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.” Since June 15, the UAV has “been in the air above the Sonoran Desert for 42 days, breaking its own record for longest uncrewed flight.” The flight “has now broken Zephyr’s previous record of 25 days, 23 hours that it set in August 2018.”
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