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UK-built UAV is the first 'eternal' plane

23 July 2010 Last updated at 16:48 BST

The UK-built Zephyr unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has confirmed its place in aviation history as the "first eternal" plane.

The solar-powered craft has completed two weeks of non-stop flight above a US Army range in Arizona and is now being commanded to make a landing.

Footage courtesy of QinetiQ