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Boeing Phantom Eye prepares for second test flight

8th February 2013 - 09:14 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Bangalore

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Following a first flight last year, the Boeing Phantom Eye HALE UAV demonstrator has completed taxi testing in anticipation of its second flight.

The test was conducted at Edwards AFB in California on 6 February sitting atop its launch cart, and reached speeds of up to 40 knots, or some 74 km/hour.

The Phantom Eye is a liquid hydrogen powered platform that can endure four days in flight while providing persistent surveillance at an altitude of some 65,000ft, creating only water as a by-product. The demonstrator has a 150ft wingspan and can carry a 450lb payload.

Phantom Eye will eventually

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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