AeroVironment/SoftBank Unveil Stratospheric Hawk30 AeroVironment has rolled out the first stratospheric unmanned aircraft for its HAPSMobile joint venture for Japan’s Softbank. The 256-ft.-span solar-powered Hawk30 was unveiled on April 25, at which time Softbank also announced a strategic relationship between HAPSMobile and Loon, a subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, to advance the use of high-altitude platforms to provide global internet connectivity. Closely resembling the ...

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