Zephyr Records Ratified by the FAI

Further to our news post on QinetiQ’s Zephyr HALE UAV, we are pleased to announce that the Zephyr flight records have been ratified by the FAI:

  • Absolute duration record Unmanned – The longest flying UAV in the world (beating Global Hawk’s record by a factor of 11) at 336 hours 22 minutes 8 seconds
  • Class Record UAV (50-500kg) – Altitude: At a height of 21,562m (which is also 5,000ft higher than Global Hawk, albeit in a different category)
  • Class Record UAV (50-500kg) – Duration: As above

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