U.K. Orders Long-Flying Zephyr UAVs The U.K. defense ministry is set to order two Airbus Defense and Space Zephyr 8 solar-powered high-altitude, ultra-long-endurance unmanned aircraft. The contract for the systems, which Airbus calls high-altitude pseudo-satellites, will be worth around £10.6 million ($15.5 million), says defense secretary Michael Fallon. “High-altitude aircraft will provide next-generation battlefield intelligence to our armed forces. They will be able to fly ...


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