PHASE-8

PHASE-8 is an accurate Reynolds number vehicle able to replicate the behaviour and performance of a HALE UAV flying at 65,000ft – but by flying at sea level.

This approach enables a much lower cost and faster approach to testing, evaluating and demonstrating HALE technologies, applications and operations using a vehicle with the correct configuration, flight performance and behaviour.

With an 8.75m wingspan and all up mass under 12kg the vehicle can be transported in a 2.4m transit container, hand launched and recovered direct to ground – but still allow operations of over 8 hours duration on batteries alone or multi-day missions using solar power and rechargeable batteries.