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MoD unveils unmanned fighter jet ‘of the future’ – Yahoo! News

Posted in Uncategorized on July 13, 2010 by nuKnuK

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.”

via MoD unveils unmanned fighter jet ‘of the future’ – Yahoo! News.