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PHASA-35 solar UAV to begin test flights

9th April 2019 - 17:34 GMT | by Tim Martin in Amsterdam


Technology manufacturer Prismatic is to commence prototype flight testing on its PHASA-35 (Persistent High Altitude Solar Aircraft) HALE UAV programme before the end of the year, with a first platform currently undergoing final stages of assembly.

Partnered with BAE Systems, the solar powered platform is intended to produce a ‘year round, low-cost persistent’ service based on long-life battery technology and lightweight solar cells, with design specifications including a 35m wingspan and 150kg payload.

‘Our 45m hangar [in Farnborough, UK] has the first aircraft coming together. All the structural parts are being built and we have the batteries installed and the

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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