HALE-D Test Flight A Promising Disaster | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it

Although the prototype's test flight was cut short and the vehicle came down unxpectedly in Pennslyvania, that's what a "prototype" does - testing an idea before strapping some hapless soul's fragile body to it.

 

This is the"HALE-D" as in High Altitude Long Endurance-Demonstrator. Should be fun to watch as these platforms take over aerial survillance in the place of traffic copters, deploy mobile cellphone relays that can be brought in for events to increase channel density and many other yet-to-be-considered uses.