Boeing’s Phantom Eye hydrogen-powered drone spycraft, just completed its autonomous flight, reaching an altitude of 4,080-ft, after its take off from Edwards Air Force Base in California, on June 1. Image credit: Boeing
Powered by liquid hydrogen, the Phantom Eye flew for 28 minutes, reached a cruising speed of 62 knots and releasing water as its byproduct!
“This day ushers in a new era of persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) where an unmanned aircraft will remain on station for days at a time providing critical information and services,” said Darryl Davis, President of Boeing Phantom Works. “This flight puts Boeing on a path to accomplish another aerospace first – the capability of four days of unrefueled, autonomous flight.”
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