Britain US Solar Plane

Undated handout photo issued by QinetiQ of QinetiQ’s Zephyr solar powered high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). taking off in Arizona USA, made available Sunday Aug. 24, 2008. The ultra-lightweight plane built from carbon fiber and powered using paper-thin solar panels has broken the world record for longest-lasting unmanned flight, its manufacturer claimed Sunday. QinetiQ Group PLC said its propeller-driven “Zephyr” aircraft flew for 83 hours and 37 minutes, more than doubling the official world record set by Northrop Grumman’s “Global Hawk” in 2001. (AP Photo/ QinetiQ/HO) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

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