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Photos of the Day: The Taranis Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle demonstrator

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 8:01am
ECN Staff

The BAE Systems Taranis, named after the Celtic god of thunder, is being billed as the most advanced British aircraft ever built. The Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator will be a semi-autonomous stealth vehicle capable of striking intercontinental targets.

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The UCAV made its first test flight on August 10, 2013 at Woomera Test Range in South Australia. The 15-minute flight was only recently made public.

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The Taranis is expected to deploy "post 2030".

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