Aerospace Systems Future Extremely High-Altitude Aircraft and Long-Endurance Air Vehicles

Centurion-concept of a large-span, flying wing optimized for very high altitude flight (80,000 - 100,000 ft.), wing span 250 ft., height 14.6 ft., length 10.8 ft., and weight 1200 lb. (courtesy of AeroVironment, Inc.)
Defender - A high altitude (>20 km) UAV with a semiconductor diode laser pumped solid state heat capacity laser weapon for boost phase destruction of tactical ballistic missiles. The vehicle has a lethal kill radius of up to 200 km. (courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Labs and Scaled Composites).

For additional information about the Center contact:
Professor Ahmed K. Noor
Director, Center for Advanced Engineering Environments

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