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Offline astr0144

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UK defence industry has high hopes for unmanned aircraft Taranis
« on: February 05, 2014, 11:47:15 AM »
UK defence industry has high hopes for unmanned aircraft Taranis.

Picture looks like a UFO from one direction ! in another it looks like a drone !


http://uk.news.yahoo.com/lightbox/prototype-unmanned-combat-aircraft-called-taranis-seen-handout-photo-163143183--finance.html



 Britain's defence industry is pinning its hopes for long-term growth on a new unmanned aircraft after the government and BAE Systems announced on Wednesday that their Taranis project had surpassed expectations in trials last year.
Taranis is a 185 million pound program that was unveiled in 2010 and is jointly funded by the government, BAE and other engineering partners including Rolls-Royce and QinetiQ.
Though Britain claims to be the second-largest exporter of defence equipment and services behind the United States, with the sector employing 100,000 people in the UK, the outlook for the industry is tough amid shrinking government budgets and rising competition.
Investors have been worrying about BAE's growth prospects since December, when the United Arab Emirates pulled out of talks to buy 60 Typhoon jets, dealing a blow to the company and the British government, which had pushed hard to land the $9.8 billion deal.
Taranis, however, represents a new generation of combat aircraft that could help to underpin business beyond the current fighter jet offerings, such as the F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon, and into the 2030s.


http://uk.news.yahoo.com/uk-defence-industry-high-hopes-unmanned-aircraft-taranis-160626003--sector.html#kwE8PAR
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Re: UK defence industry has high hopes for unmanned aircraft Taranis
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 07:53:45 PM »
Wow.... found a recent article from the BBC on this also... posted 5 hours ago....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26046696

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Re: UK defence industry has high hopes for unmanned aircraft Taranis
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 07:05:47 AM »
I believe it was about two years ago they passed a new law making it legal to use domestic drones.

Arseholes - If i ever get my hands on a gun, I know what I'll be shooting.
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Re: UK defence industry has high hopes for unmanned aircraft Taranis
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 05:35:39 AM »
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