Representatives from UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) used the DSEI exhibition to showcase various technologies on offer from UK industry.
DSEI 2015: Next-gen Zephyr in the making
Airbus Defence and Space is making its next-generation version of high altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) Zephyr.
The new UAV will have a 35m wingspan in comparison to the current Zephyr 8’s 25m wingspan. According to the company, a possible name for the new HAPS is the Z350 although this is not its official title and is currently known simply as Zephyr 9.
Airbus D&S calls it a pseudo satellite because it is a long-endurance UAV that can perform the function of a satellite. Although it stays within the atmosphere it still operates at a high altitude.
Zephyr holds the world record for …
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