Drone is also a sensor platform
The design of this drone is known as Zephyr 8. It was first tracked by online flight tracking software on June 15 at Yuma Proving Ground. At that time it was on the airstrip and in preparation for takeoff. This drone is also termed as a satellite and due to its capabilities, it is being described as dangerous. The US military says that it can be used as a sensor platform due to its ability to fly for a long time.
previously made record
The wingspan of the Jeffer itself provides it with solar energy. Jeffer had previously made a record of being in the air for 26 days on this mission. At present, it is being told that it is moving towards the Gulf of Mexico. The drone spent most of its time at Yuma Air Ground. After two days, it left from there and it had made its way to the Gulf of Mexico located in the southwest of America.
Airbus has refused to tell anything about this drone. But according to the information that has come out, its wingspan is 82 feet. It has a small fuselage containing information about its weapons and datalinks.
Mission will be completed even in bad weather
The weight of this drone is 165 pounds. It is so light that even a small team can launch it. This drone can fly at an altitude of 76,100 feet. There is no information about the speed in which it can fly, but its speed is being told a little more than 30 knots. This drone can complete its mission even in bad weather. This drone was first developed by the United Kingdom (UK) defense contractor KinitQ. After this the design was sold to Airbus in the year 2013.
The US military, which includes both the Army and the Navy, has been experimenting with several models of drones since 2000. Britain holds the record for making the first drone. Britain did the first drone test in March 1917. When the US was attacked on 9/11 (9/11), the use of drones increased since then. Drones were used on a large scale in Afghanistan in 2004. Today America is number one in drone technology.