That's no model airplane. That's the new Nightwind UAV (8 Photos)

This is the Nightwind 2, a compact, unmanned aerial vehicle made of carbon fiber. It's powered by an amazing new direct-injected, 88-cc, two-stroke hybrid boxer engine developed by Ricardo, and it's going to change the future of UAVs.

The Unmanned Aerial Systems Nightwind 2 is not a hobby aircraft — it's a bad-ass, carbon-fiber flying wing with a 2-meter wingspan, and it has never, not even once, been tracked on radar. Not only is it invisible to radar, but when flying above 6000 feet, it can't be tracked thermally or acoustically. When properly painted, it can't even be seen. The only foreseeable problem right now is the range - 30 minutes of flight time.

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