The U.K.’s Taranis UCAV—London’s entree into any European or U.S. joint unmanned combat air vehicle development—is making its debut just as debate about the country’s near-term combat aircraft mix is heating up. The Taranis demonstrator is a key element of a British research program examining the technology required for a low-observable (LO) deep-strike platform that could be employed as part of the Defense Ministry’s Future Combat Air Capability. The vehicle will undertake both ground ...


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