Drones hovering over the American Southwest aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

The Zephyr is supposed to be dead by now. After more than a month in the air, there is no reason for the drone to continue flying over the American Southwest. 

 However, it doesn't seem like the Zephyr is prepared to die. For the last 47 days, it's been in the sky. 

As of yet, the Army has made no moves to take it out. High-altitude unmanned aerial drones, such as the Airbus Zephyr S, are now being tested in Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

 It's breaking the record for the longest flight without a crew every hour.

 Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team, the experimental branch of Army Futures Command.

The unmanned flying system has a wingspan of 82 feet, although it is designed to be lightweight, with just a small amount of bulk in its skeleton. 

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