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Australia to host Zephyr trials in 2018

13th June 2017 - 10:49 GMT | by Nigel Pittaway in Melbourne

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Airbus Defence and Space will conduct a series of trials in Australia next year with its Zephyr high-altitude pseudo satellite system, the company revealed.

Tony Fraser, managing director of Airbus Group Australia Pacific, said a Zephyr 8 (a Zephyr S, or Single tail) system will be based in Australia in 2018 for a series of trials on behalf of potential customers, including the Australian Defence Force and other local and global customers.

Fraser said there are sensitivities around what payloads will be tested and which agencies will be supported by the trials, although he confirmed that Airbus is looking to

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