BREAKING NEWS was a demonstration at the flourishing Royal International Air Show last weekend (now recognised by the Guinness people as the largest ever flying display of military aircraft) of the Boeing ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Experimentally, and very successfully used in Iraq, this tiny ”100,000 flying machine can stay in the air for up to 15 hours and could possibly be used in a civil role to replace both fixed wing and rotary aircraft. Either photo optical or an infrared camera can be carried. This first ever European public demonstration comes at a time when domestic security is itself at a high level of scrutiny. Boeing is working closely with both the CAA and the UK Ministry of Defence in developing ScanEagle, the Fairford demonstrations meeting the very high safety standards required by the British civilian authority.