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UK Stealth Drone Surpasses Test Flight Expectations

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February 6, 2014
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A pilotless drone, described as Britain's "most advanced aircraft", surpassed all expectations in a series of secret tests last summer in the Australian outback, according to its manufacturer. The drone, named Taranis, has been designed to undertake sustained surveillance, mark targets, gather intelligence, and carry out strikes in hostile territory. Jim Drury reports. Video provided by Reuters


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F-35 Jet Issue Not a Major Setback: Kendall

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