The Italian aerospace and defense group Leonardo has announced that it has invested in the American-Spanish company Skydweller Aero Inc, specialized in the design of solar drones, in order to design the first solar powered drone capable of transporting a significant load over a period of time, and almost unlimited distances. Among the many advantages of this technology, Leonardo highlights the role it could play in restoring services and infrastructure after a massive disaster, natural or otherwise, and in particular in the event of destruction of communication networks or of the satellite network, which today provide a large number of services essential to the action of the State, and in particular the armed forces. In this area, three major categories of technology have emerged in recent years.
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