RQ-4A Global Hawks Deploy Photo: Northrop Grumman
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Flight duration record: RQ-4A Global Hawk Photo: Northrop Grumman
March 28, 2008 Northrop Grumman Corporation's RQ-4 Global Hawk has successfully completed a flight lasting 33.1 hours at altitudes up to 60,000. While the milestone does not match the 54 hour flight achieved by QinetiQ’s Zephyr in 2007, it is a record for a full-scale, operational unmanned aircraft - and there was still fuel left in the tank.
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