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Manassas, Va.-based Aurora Flight Sciences took the wraps off of its concept for a solar powered unmanned aerial vehicle today that is designed to stay aloft for up to five years, and can even split into three separate planes.
The unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, is part of project Vulture for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Aurora is one of three contractors selected to work on the project for the agency, which wants a UAV in the air that can perform intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and communication missions.
The UAV needs to be able to carry a 1,000 pound payload.
The other contractors working on the project are Chicago-based Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bethesda, Md.'s Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT).
Originally posted by jkrog08
reply to post by DaddyBare
That picture doesn't even look like it would fly,whats up with the odd angled shape?