Qinetiq Zephyr might already have flown for several days.

sUAS news hears that the Qinetiq Zephyr may already have been airborne for at least 6 days on its current attempt to fly for two weeks. Expect a big announcement in time for Farnborough we think.

The 50kg solar powered launched from the US military range at Yuma and will first have to break the unofficial record that they previously set in 2008 of 82 hours and 37 minutes in the air. This new version of the Zephyr is 50% larger than the previous model.

Its 22 m long wings have improved wingtips and tail design that dramatically improve aerodynamics.

Good luck to this very British record attempt and its very real task in the future.