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MoD unveils unmanned fighter jet 'of the future'

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posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 01:55 PM
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LONDON (AFP) – An unmanned jet capable of striking long-range targets has been dubbed the "combat aircraft of the future" by the Ministry of Defence. The Taranis -- named after the Celtic god of thunder -- was unveiled at a ceremony at BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire, on Monday. The £142.5 million prototype is the size of a light aircraft and has been equipped with stealth technology to make it virtually undetectable. In a press release, the MoD described the Taranis as "a prototype unmanned combat aircraft of the future." It is built to carry out intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions while its crew stays safely on the ground and can control the aircraft from anywhere in the world. The unmanned fighter jet can also carry bombs and missiles and, if the trials prove successful, the MoD said it should "ultimately be capable of striking targets at long range, even in another continent."


I'm surprised this news hasn't been posted yet on ATS. What happened to all the Area 51 fans? I have more links and pictures I would like to share of this plane. It's actually smaller then the first picture.

Wikipedia page on the plane: en.wikipedia.org...



Even more info on the plane! www.airforce-technology.com...

Planes are awesome!




posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 02:03 PM
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hi

Sorry but it has been posted at least 3 or 4 times.....

Peace!



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 02:03 PM
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hi

Sorry but it has been posted at least 3 or 4 times.....

Peace!



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 02:04 PM
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Are you serious? I've searched and look at all the threads in the military and technology boards. Thanks for the information.



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 02:05 PM
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I made the same mistake !!

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posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 02:06 PM
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Everyone makes mistakes my amigo. Thanks for sharing the information!
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posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 02:19 PM
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MoD unveils unmanned fighter jet 'of the future'


By the time the MoD gets these things in the air...it will be the future. It'll also be massively over budget and likely out of date!


In a press release, the MoD described the Taranis as "a prototype unmanned combat aircraft of the future." It is built to carry out intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions while its crew stays safely on the ground and can control the aircraft from anywhere in the world. The unmanned fighter jet can also carry bombs and missiles and, if the trials prove successful, the MoD said it should "ultimately be capable of striking targets at long range, even in another continent."
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First prize for 'Reinventing the Wheel.'



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 02:22 PM
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If it's any consolation - Yours was the best one.




posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
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Are you serious? I've searched and look at all the threads in the military and technology boards. Thanks for the information.


what about simply searching for Taranis in the search box at top right?

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posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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I searched for new aircraft. Next time I will search the name of the plane.
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