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The famous Pentagon tech wildcards at DARPA have announced plans to move forward with a flying, full-size prototype "Vulture" strato-wingship able to cruise the upper atmosphere for 5 years without landing. The Vulture programme got underway last year with three competing industry teams carrying out development work on their …

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Coat

Save battery power!

Looking at that video, I'm sure the plane would stay up longer if it didn't have such powerful headlight.

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Anonymous Coward

Not just the ISPs

$155m for Vulture II. For a moment there I thought that meant The El'Reg paper plane budget was going to eat into the beer budget...

Or is El'Reg bidding on this US project as well? The paper plane is just a test run?

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Rik
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Boffin

Good work, lads

Congrats to The Reg for getting DARPA to work on this project as if it was their own.

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Grenade

Dwiddly Dwiddly

Why do these sorts of things always seem to come with generic "fuzzy guitar" background music?

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Big Brother

Funny

Do you think the music on the video is something that pentagon execs like listening to?

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Grenade

tech wildcards at DARPA?

Gee Lewis, they've clearly raised their status in your opinion.

Last week it was "noted US military bonkers-boffinry bureau, DARPA". All they needed to do was name something after your favorite mascot. We see the game now.

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nice music

anyone know what it is

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