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High five for Phantom Eye

20th September 2013 - 16:48 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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Boeing Phantom Works has conducted the fifth flight test of its Phantom Eye HALE demonstrator, which saw the UAV reach an altitude of 28,000ft.

The platform flew on 14 September at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB in California, exceeding its previous flight on 14 June which saw the UAV reach an altitude of 20,000ft with a four hour endurance.

‘Phantom Eye climbed to 28,000ft and remained aloft for nearly four and a half hours – an increase in both altitude and flight time from its previous flight,’ a Boeing representative confirmed to Shephard. ‘This was the first

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

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