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The Ultra Long Endurance Aircraft Platform, or Ultra LEAP, is depicted. The Ultra LEAP consists of a high-performance, cost-effective, sport-class commercial airframe converted to a fully automated system with autonomous takeoff and landing capabilities. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation has successfully completed initial flight tests for the revolutionary unmanned aerial system with a customizable suite of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tools that supports extended missions. This series of flight tests began in February 2019 at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, culminating with a 2 1/2-day continuous flight demonstration from Dec. 9 to Dec 11. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic by Air Force Research Laboratory)

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