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2010-07-19 11:30:00

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Farnborough Airshow -- The U.K.'s unveiling of its Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator, the Taranis, is featured in this week's issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. AVIATION WEEK's London Bureau Chief, Douglas Barrie, provides analysis and context in light of London's efforts to plan its future combat aircraft mix. "The U.K.'s Taranis is a significant step toward a low-observable unmanned combat air vehicle, but...

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2010-07-13 06:10:00

United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence recently unveiled a prototype of its first long-range unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV). The concept plane, named Taranis, is the Ministry's first step in the development of unmanned strike aircraft. It is designed for long-range strikes capable of penetrating enemy territory. It has taken over three million man hours to design and produce. Defence Minister Gerald Howarth said it was a "truly trailblazing project." The project featured "the best of our...


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