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Alphabet’s Loon LLC and HAPSMobile, a partnership between SoftBank and Aerovironment, have announced the development of a communications payload for the HAWK30, HAPSMobile’s solar-powered, stratospheric, unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The communications payload enables LTE connectivity directly to standard LTE smartphones and other mobile devices. The Loon payload is also able to serve the internet to a large number of smartphone users at a long distance from existing ground infrastructure. Both Loon and Aerovironment have numerous issued and pending patents for communications infrastructure, so this looks like a go to revolutionize the world's mobile networks.
Investment in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for defense applications remains strong into 2020, with Boeing and IBM leading, but followed closely by independent inventors.