17 May '18, 11am

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Alta Devices solar technology. Credit: Alta Devices. The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has selected Alta Devices to supply its flexible and lightweight solar technology to help power the Hybrid Tiger unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The navy’s Hybrid Tiger UAV project is a follow-up to Ion Tiger, which involves a liquid hydrogen-powered fuel cell UAV developed by NRL. Hybrid Tiger is a Group-2 autonomous aircraft that will be capable of staying airborne for a minimum of three and a half days. Technologies developed for the programme will also be capable for use on other unmanned vehicles. Alta Devices chief executive officer Jian Ding said: “Widespread use of small UAVs in both the military and industry has been limited to-date by endurance. “The Hybrid Tiger will demonstrate that very long endurance flights can be achieved with the inclusion of solar arrays.” “The Hybr...

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