Jun 2, 2015

Taranis UCAV Set for New Flight Tests

A third and possibly final series of flight tests planned for Britain's Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator is planned for later this year.
An industry team led by BAE Systems completed two phases of trial flights at Woomera, Australia, between August 2013 and January 2014, and a third series of test flights is now planned for the end of this year.
The British and French governments signed a US $183.4 million FCAS study last year to investigate the feasibility of jointly building an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV). Each nation additionally injected a further £40 million into national UCAV technology programs.
A consortium of European nations and companies led by Dassault is conducting flying trials on their own demonstrator UCAV known as Neuron.

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