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The company "BAe Systems" began flight tests of a prototype of the drone UAV "Taranis"

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The company "BAe Systems" began flight tests of a prototype of the drone UAV "Taranis"

The prototype developed by BAE Systems (BAE Systems) of the Taranis impact unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) performed the first flight.


According to "Janes Defense Weekly", citing information from the Ministry of Defense, flight tests are currently ongoing. Representatives of the company and the military did not disclose the date of the first flight. She will become known after the test report is published by the Ministry of Defense.

UAV flights are likely to continue at the Australian Air Force test site in Woomera. The UK has previously actively used this test site for weapons, including the Mantiss unmanned aerial vehicle in 2009.

The report of the Ministry of Defense to the country's parliament on October 25 confirmed that ground tests of the Taranis UAV began in the 2010 year, and flight tests in the 2013 year.

The representative of “BAE Systems” refused to give details of the tests without the relevant permission of the Ministry of Defense of the country. The UK has coded information about the Taranis UAV, which, as we know, was publicly demonstrated only twice.

Previously, the company announced its intention to launch UAV flight tests in the 2013 year. As stated, system testing requires a different approach than testing manned vehicles. The system will be comprehensively for a long time "circled" on the ground. This is to ensure that flight tests pass safely and with the required efficiency.

The first flight of the Taranis UAV followed the first flight of the Neuron pan-European UAV, which took place on December 1 2012, as well as the X-47B aircraft-based UAV, developed by Northrop Grumman.

UAV "Taranis" is not intended for adoption. The goal of the program is to create a technology demonstrator to analyze the possibility of developing the first autonomous low-profile supersonic assault unmanned aerial vehicle, which will make it possible to deliver high-precision strikes at ground targets at long range and automatically evade enemy weapons. The UAV is also supposed to be used to accomplish the tasks of reconnaissance, target designation, and, possibly, destruction of air targets.

The total cost of the Taranis project is estimated at 180 million pounds (291,3 million dollars).

According to the UK DoD, the aircraft is not designed to use weapons, but the test program will include simulating the launch of ammunition.

The UK views the drone drone as one of the ways to expand the country's air force’s ability to deliver long-range strikes. MO UK for a long time developed the requirements for this unit. It is now recognized that an assault unmanned aerial vehicle can be a cost-effective solution in the future.

In July 2012, the United Kingdom and France decided to comprehensively evaluate the results of the Taranis and Neuron programs over the 18 month to determine the viability of the potential joint Anglo-French development / acquisition program of the FCAS Future Combat Air UAV.
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  1. rrrd
    rrrd 29 October 2013 09: 07
    +4
    And when does the concern su loose? Probably by 2020)))
    1. alone
      alone 29 October 2013 20: 21
      +1
      wassat it all rests on the 2020th! you need to ask those who ditched 5 billion for experiments on the Russian BLP. imagine, ditched 5 billion, and then bought from Israel.
  2. mirag2
    mirag2 29 October 2013 09: 07
    +6
    Well then, let it go ...
    Let us hope that the Iranians handed us the latest stateless unmanned technology with a gesture of goodwill.
    Now Israel doesn’t suck us in rotten drones, with unfavorable conditions, but how Israel screams, sputtering, is an insult to the USA! -Suki! (Giving us a copy of the Amer drone).
    1. Professor
      Professor 29 October 2013 09: 23
      0
      What ignorance, you don’t know how they differ Technology from design. Enlighten?
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 29 October 2013 09: 59
        +2
        My dream is to grow wiser with the help of the pseudoProfessor.
        Where am I near?
        Syroma and the wretched goy ...
        ps Let’s talk about Merkava both about his design and about the technologies for the production of these structures ...
      2. velikoros-xnumx
        velikoros-xnumx 29 October 2013 10: 06
        +2
        Quote: Professor
        What ignorance, you don’t know how technologies differ from design

        I agree that this is not exactly the same thing, but when you get the design you get, albeit not fully, technology (of course, if you have a certain technological and production base). For example, China uses this scheme quite successfully, creating clones of purchased samples (although Today, China lacks the technological base for the full reproduction of high-tech samples).
      3. vell.65mail.ru
        vell.65mail.ru 29 October 2013 10: 27
        +1
        It’s better to share your thoughts with the designers, maybe then they will launch the domestic attack drone faster.
      4. Lone gunman
        Lone gunman 29 October 2013 11: 46
        0
        China ... with a careful "look" at the design, technologies appear too ...
    2. mirag2
      mirag2 29 October 2013 09: 53
      +7
      Yes .... Well, the Jews wrote on Debka about the drone.
      And that the Chinese cyber-specialists shot him down, and that Russia had already received all the secret devices from him — and today's broadcast is just a profanation. And that Obama was burned twice in cooperation with Russia, and that he lost allies — and the Saudis and Jews — because he didn’t want them pointer to fight. And the American people do not want this, because they themselves are not very fountain now ....
      And they certainly have no time for the enemies of the "great, advanced" Israel.
      Yes, my dear Jews, the world is changing, people are starting to see a lot and putting life behind others is not eager.
      Here you are fighting for your own country, you are boasting about how cool your fighters are, and all hung with collimators and tablets ....
      psA-ah-ahh, now they also say that the break with the UN Human Rights Council was a mistake, well, bite your elbows to the Palestinians.
    3. roial
      roial 29 October 2013 11: 04
      +3
      the Iranians handed us the latest stateless unmanned technology with a gesture of goodwill.


      Iran gave Russia copy american drone


      These chtoli
      1. alone
        alone 29 October 2013 20: 22
        +1
        Is this unmanned technology? this is the whole layout from the cycle "look at nature and do it yourself"!
    4. Far East
      Far East 29 October 2013 11: 05
      +2
      Quote: mirag2
      Now Israel doesn’t suck us in rotten drones, with unfavorable conditions, but how Israel screams, sputtering, is an insult to the USA! -Suki! (Giving us a copy of the Amer drone).

      Alexander! you good right now come KASHER uncles, and there will be a parsing lol hi
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 29 October 2013 12: 59
        0
        I wait, I hope. They will come.
        There is a lot of rage in me right now, especially that I live little by little, unfortunately it remains ...
        There are too many questions for them.
        Have a hangout on the couch on Debke.
        They say and write there that warms their soul.
  3. Apollo
    Apollo 29 October 2013 09: 10
    +1
    citation-In a report of the Ministry of Defense to the parliament of the country on October 25, it was confirmed that the ground tests of the Taranis UAV began in the year 2010, and flight tests in the year 2013.
    The representative of “BAE Systems” refused to give details of the tests without the relevant permission of the Ministry of Defense of the country. The UK has coded information about the Taranis UAV, which, as we know, was publicly demonstrated only twice.


    Here is the drone itself.
  4. cccr51
    cccr51 29 October 2013 09: 35
    0
    If they show this on TV, then they don’t get a damn
  5. Ivan Petrovich
    Ivan Petrovich 29 October 2013 09: 50
    +2
    they succeed ... but here we have ...
  6. Pablo. 1970
    Pablo. 1970 29 October 2013 09: 58
    +1
    Well done, the British, let them move the topic of drones further, otherwise the direction will stall and progress in this most important area of ​​aircraft construction will stop.
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  8. Migari
    Migari 29 October 2013 10: 10
    +1
    We are also developing drones. A new attack drone will be created by Sukhoi by 2018. It is currently under development. The weight of the new attack UAV will be at least 20 tons. According to experts, Russia has the ability to create the most advanced unmanned vehicles. But there are problems. Everything new does not happen without problems, a gift from the Iranians may give answers to some questions. And it is not worth talking about Russia's lagging behind in this area, from the point of view of theory, engineering and design thought, we are not in the last places in the world. The Israelis, from whom Serdyukov wanted to buy drones, use metal in UAVs. "And our scientists were the first, in fact, the only ones, to make a drone from composite materials, which will allow them to be not only lighter, stronger, but also inaccessible to air defense radars.
    1. starhina01
      starhina01 29 October 2013 23: 05
      0
      The weight of the new strike UAV will be at least 20 tons. Excuse me, is this nano technology? After the first drone is a blizzard? hi
  9. MilaPhone
    MilaPhone 29 October 2013 10: 17
    0
    Something similar beautifully attacked the aliens in the Skyline movie [media = http: //kiwi.kz/watch/cw9ucdnb7x6f]
    1. MilaPhone
      MilaPhone 29 October 2013 10: 46
      0
      It's a pity I can’t insert the video.
      Link only: http: //stablevidst.ru/watch/samyj-effektnyj-moment-iz-filma-skajlajn-777
  10. kafa
    kafa 29 October 2013 10: 17
    +3
    secret development tongue
    1. ZU-23
      ZU-23 29 October 2013 11: 40
      +1
      Haha, this is a miracle from my city, well done guy collected all kinds of pieces of iron from oil equipment and made such a handsome man)))
      1. Metlik
        Metlik 29 October 2013 11: 51
        +2
        Monument to the unknown oligarch.
    2. alone
      alone 29 October 2013 20: 23
      0
      than it looks like a chubais))) looks the same nasty!
  11. negeroi
    negeroi 29 October 2013 10: 31
    +2
    Hypersound and drones. We certainly lagged behind, and it seems to me in technology. But the race is not over, and catch up, and so on. One is not happy, live to see the time when robots will mock you from the sky .. biblical times however.
  12. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 29 October 2013 10: 39
    +2
    The aim of the program is to create a technology demonstrator for analyzing the possibility of developing the first autonomous, inconspicuous supersonic attack unmanned aerial vehicle, which will make it possible to deliver high-precision strikes against ground targets at long ranges and automatically evade enemy weapons

    Yeah the demonstrator still, bye. It is understood that this device will not have time to evade against modern air defense systems.
    And let them try first at least on their air defense, whether it would strike with impunity and leave or whatever.
    And then how to attack groups of unarmed people, so all the "fighters". And will run into the disguised "Shell", "Thor" or "Tunguska"?
  13. vitantin
    vitantin 29 October 2013 16: 25
    0
    Recently, a program was held on the channel Russia2. Unmanned aerial vehicles are Abama's favorite weapon and the US approved a program for the development of this species until the 49th year. From unmanned aircraft carriers to insect-sized specimens, they can fly into windows and crawl under doors. In this regard, we cannot catch up with them. I think it would be worthwhile to focus on the development of counteraction to them. I’m not special, but it’s really impossible to suppress those signals by which they are controlled in flight. If only we had such mobile stations, and would have fallen like flies.
  14. vitantin
    vitantin 29 October 2013 16: 25
    +2
    Recently, a program was held on the channel Russia2. Unmanned aerial vehicles are Abama's favorite weapon and the US approved a program for the development of this species until the 49th year. From unmanned aircraft carriers to insect-sized specimens, they can fly into windows and crawl under doors. In this regard, we cannot catch up with them. I think it would be worthwhile to focus on the development of counteraction to them. I’m not special, but it’s really impossible to suppress those signals by which they are controlled in flight. If only we had such mobile stations, and would have fallen like flies.
  15. Neighbor
    Neighbor 29 October 2013 18: 56
    +1
    Once they were even ahead of the rest. Remember "Buran".
    1. wk-083
      wk-083 29 October 2013 23: 13
      0
      Buran is the most advanced drone, it is a pity that they abandoned it.