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A new age for military airpower - Taranis debuts in UK
Taranis, bombs, guns, stealth tech without pilot and crew.
A new age for military airpower - Taranis debuts in UK
July 12, 2010 will go down in the annals of military history as the day aerial warfare changed forever. That’s the day BAE, a UK based company, rolled out Taranis. BAE is the same company that invented the Harrier,  the first jet aircraft to take off and land vertically. The new ship is a stealth bomber, fighter, intelligence gatherer: an Unmanned Combat Aircraft Systems, (UCAS) with the capabilities of manned fighters and bombers without a crew on board.  
 
Taranis, named after the Celtic god of thunder, bears an uncanny resemblance to a Cylon tactical fighter. Sci fi lovers of Battlestar Gallactica will recognize the resemblance immediately.  (Cylons were the bad robots that wiped out most of humanity in the first episodes of the television series.)
 
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