DarkStar Beats Problems, Scores Successful Flight
WASHINGTON Lockheed Martin’s redesigned, stealthy unmanned aerial vehicle flew successfully last week, two years after a stall and crash at takeoff destroyed the first DarkStar airframe. The radar-deflecting UAV took off at 6:14 a.m., June 29 from the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, Calif., for what was ultimately a 44-min. flight.
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