19 June 2013
The advanced super-drone Taranis, named after the Celtic god of thunder, is ready for a test flight at its South Australian testing complex. Ten years in the making, Taranis is the first intercontinental supersonic drone and incorporates radar-evading design, two weapons carrying bays and defensive technologies to evade hostile aircraft and missiles. BAE Systems leads the design team which includes GE Aviation, Rolls Royce, QinetiQ and the British Ministry of Defence. Taranis’ test flight will operate within the Australian Woomera complex, which is roughly the size of England. (Image: Model of BAE Taranis UAV on display at Farnborough Airshow 2008. Credit: Wikipedia)
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