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UK sheds light on Taranis

5th February 2014 - 12:54 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The UK MoD and BAE Systems have finally shed some light on the secretive Taranis UCAV demonstrator test programme, although the development remains highly classified.

Addressing the media at the Royal Engineering Society on 5 February, senior officials from the MoD and BAE Systems described how the demonstrator remains ‘under test’ although nobody was able to comment on the test location, which is understood to be in Woomera, Australia.

Officials were also unable to confirm the number of test flights completed although it was revealed that the maiden flight took place on 10 August. According to Nigel Whitehead, group

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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