Drones May Soon Refuel Themselves

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This DARPA video shows excerpts of a close-proximity test flight of twomodified RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles. This demonstrationproved for the first time that High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) classaircraft can safely and autonomously perform the steps required forin-flight refueling. The video shows the probe reaching the necessarypre-contact position for refueling and an autonomous breakaway. For moreinformation on DARPA's Autonomous High-Altitude Refueling program (AHR),visit: http://go.usa.gov/YDP5

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