The China-developed solar-powered uncrewed aircraft “MOZI 2” has completed a successful maiden flight.
The aircraft makers, OXAI Aircraft Co., Ltd. said Tuesday that the flight was conducted on July 27 at an airport in Deqing County in east China’s Zhejiang Province.
The company said the aircraft, designed with a wingspan of 15 meters and solely powered by solar cells, can fly at a maximum altitude of 8,000 meters. It can cruise at a low speed for up to 12 hours during the night after charging in the sunlight for eight hours.
According to Xinhua, the aircraft is expected to be used for disaster relief, reconnaissance and communication.