Navy UAV sets endurance record of 26 hours 1 minute


Twenty-six hours and one minute. That’s how long a new, unmanned, experimental Navy aircraft flew through the air during a recent test run. It’s called the Ion Tiger. There it is, right there.

As anyone who’s played Modern Warfare 2 knows, the U.S. military is all about unmanned air vehicles these days. Why risk soldiers’ lives when you can send a UAV up into the air, and remotely spread freedom to the people down below?

That was a joke. Please chill out.

The aircraft flew an average of 27 miles per hour for the 26-hour duration.

Oh, that’s an endurance record, by the way. I probably should have mentioned that in the beginning.