7 November 2013
For the first time, the UK Parliament’s defense committee acknowledged that BAE Systems, Britain’s biggest defense company flight tested the Taranis UAV, its first combat drone with jet fighter-like capabilities. It is the first public acknowledgment that the model has flown. Europe is trying to catch-up to the U.S. when it comes to UAV development. However, even with advances like this one, Europe is still years behind U.S. capabilities, as evidenced by the 100+ flights the X-47B has already made. (Image Credit: BAE Systems)
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