First flight footage of Britain’s supersonic Taranis combat UAV made public

taranis_supersonic_uavThe British Ministry of Defence has been working with BAE Systems to develop what they are claiming is the most advanced aircraft ever built by British engineers. They may have a point. The unmanned combat aircraft vehicle you see above is capable of supersonic flight and is undetectable by radar.
Called Taranis, the drone has been undergoing a number of test flights of anywhere between 15 minutes and an hour at the Woomera test range in Southern Australia. The first flight was recorded and can be seen in the video below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXS1iGx03eg

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