Airbus moves Zephyr flight testing to Australia

Airbus Defence has officially opened the operating base for its Zephyr drone in Wyndham, Western Australia.

The high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS), the development of which was originally started by UK-based defense firm Qinetiq in 2003, has been moved to Australia after being flight tested in Arizona, USA, where during August it logged a maiden flight of 26 days, the longest duration un-refuelled flight ever made.