#AUVSI: AeroVironment reveals video of Global Observer first flight



Ever seen an aircraft fly that is designed to be powered by liquid hydrogen? Well, now you have.

Bob Curtin, AeroVironment business development director, revealed video of the 5 August first flight event for the Global Observer (GO), which is designed to remain airborne for several days. US Special Operations Command plans to use the aircraft as a communications relay system.

During the first flight, GO was actually powered only by batteries. The hydrogen propulsion system will be integrated after a few more test flights, Kirtland says.

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