Aug 6, 2021

U.S. Navy is developing a solar-powered plane that can fly for 90 days straight

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The aircraft, evocatively called Skydweller and built by a U.S.-Spanish aerospace firm Skydweller Aero, could help the Navy keep a watchful eye on the surrounding seas while escorting ships months at a time or act as a communications relay platform. The company was awarded a $5 million contract by the U.S. Navy to develop the aircraft.

To stay airborne for so long, the pilotless craft would have 2900sq ft of solar cells on its wings.

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