Taranis Unmanned Stealth Fighter Jet

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Taranis: The £143m Fighter Jet Of The Future

A new fighter jet which can fly without a pilot and defend itself against enemies has been unveiled.

Named after the Celtic god of thunder, the Taranis is an Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) which has the potential to precisely strike targets, even those on another continent.

The £143m prototype was revealed by defence firm BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire, as part of an informal partnership with the Ministry of Defence and Rolls Royce, QinetiQ and GE Aviation.
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Taranis: The £143million unmanned stealth jet that will hit targets in another continent

The concept demonstrator will test the possibility of developing the first ever autonomous stealthy Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) that would ultimately be capable of precisely striking targets at long range, even in another continent

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BAE Taranis

The BAE Systems Taranis is a British demonstrator program for Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) technology. It is part of the UK's Strategic Unmanned Air Vehicle (Experimental) program (SUAV[E]).

The Strategic Unmanned Air Vehicles (Experiment) IPT, or SUAV(E) IPT is responsible for directing the work required to establish the potential of Unmanned Air Vehicles.[1]

Named after the Celtic god of Thunder, Taranis will "explore and demonstrate how emerging technologies and systems can deliver battle-winning capabilities for the UK armed forces." [2]

Prototype unveiled

The prototype Taranis, which cost £143 million to develop, was unveiled by BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire on 12 July 2010. [11]
Flight trials are expected to begin in 2011.[12][13]

BAE Aerospace Taranis UCAV Unveiling Ceremony - Warton, July 12, 2010

A few quick stats about Taranis:
  • It’s nearly invisible to ground radar.
  • It’s designed to travel at “jet speeds.”
  • With onboard sensors, it’s intended for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in enemy territory.
  • It can also carry weapons, including bombs and missiles.
  • It can be controlled from anywhere in the world using satellite communication.
  • The plane began development in December 2006.
  • It’s the U.K.’s answer to U.S. supremacy in the stealth aircraft sector.

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