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Hydrogen-Powered ScanEagle Makes Initial Flight

April 06 2012

USA

Bingen, Wash.-based Insitu has announced that its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system successfully completed its first hydrogen-powered fuel cell flight.

The drone aircraft flew for 2.5 hours, according to a company release on Thursday.

The effort is a collaboration involving Insitu, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and United Technologies (UTC), said officials.

The NRL provided the hydrogen-fueling solution, while UTC made the fuel cell, said an Insitu release.

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