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Pakistan Yemen and elsewhere may soon have one more reason to worry and you kind of spy drone.
Capable of lingering above a target for days on end.
It's called the phantom high.
Boeing tested a prototype a few days ago in California there were a few minor problems they tell us the landing gear broke.
We're told that once all that's fully operational the phantom will cruise at an altitude of 65000.
And because it uses hydrogen power will be able to fly without refueling for four days that's three times longer than the current batch of reconnaissance drones.
-- -- following this for a West Coast news of this afternoon this new drone pretty impressive Trace.
Yeah it certainly big and I've just been this thing's got to wingspan of a 150 feet which is bigger than a 757.
And -- it's kind of slow top speed of a 150 miles per hour but the fact that it can linger at 65000.
Feet makes it one.
Very difficult to see and two very effective and unlike most drones that have to be.
Had a controlled remotely by pilots on the ground the fact demise controlled almost exclusively.
By and onboard computer but still remains flexible listen.
These things are easily.
We programmable to go after other targets other missions and so you you have the benefit of no man in the loop.
You don't have to worry about someone having to eat sleep.
Or do other things and you're not risking a -- you're you're not jeopardizing someone's life by getting critical intelligence.
By the way Boeing is building this thing on its own looking for a buyer so far no government contracts but if it works they will likely get plenty.
-- and then there's another secretive US spacecraft that's supposed to land sometime soon right.
Yes -- -- sometime in the next couple weeks this thing was only supposed to be orbiting earth for about 278.
Days now it's been up there for some 458.
It's called the X 37 B spacecraft looks a lot like the space shuttle.
It's about 29 feet its solar -- the air force will only say that it's been.
Orbiting the earth kind of testing new technologies to see how long he could last up there.
But experts say it's more like we've been doing things like -- -- enemy satellites.
Or possibly spying in countries like he -- Iran.
North Korea and Afghanistan.
This thing lands this month they're gonna get ready in re launch it again.
In October for another several go rounds -- -- right -- thank you.
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