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Shooting the first flight of the British UAV Taranis

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Shooting the first flight of the British UAV Taranis

DoD UK for the first time voiced some details about the first flight of the demonstrator UAV BAE Systems Taranis, held last year.


After several months of rumors, the Ministry of Defense confirmed 4 on February 2014 that the device made its first 15-minute flight on 09: 08 on the morning of 10 August 2013 on the “undisclosed” test site and added that the UAV then made several sorties lasting up to one hour “on various altitudes and speeds. ”

Taranis was most likely tested at the Woomera test site in South Australia - footage from a video released by the MoD shows that the terrain and runways correspond to the Woomera test site. BAE has previously tested its Herti and MANTIS UAVs at this site due to the size of its airspace, its remoteness and favorable weather conditions.

“Taranis first flight represents an important milestone for aviation “Great Britain,” said Nigel Whitehead, managing director of BAE Systems Group, “the report said.“ The demonstrator is the most advanced system conceived, designed and built in the UK. This milestone confirms the UK's leading position as a center of technical excellence and innovation. ”

The Taranis UAV is a demonstrator of the shock apparatus, and is jointly funded by the Ministry of Defense WLB and BAE in the amount of 185 million pounds ($ 336).

Program details were classified in 2010. The first run on the runway was carried out at the VAE test center in Warton, Lancashire, but in a strange way they almost went unnoticed by local aircraft spotters.

The future of the project is unclear, but it is an integral part of the FCAS (Future Combat Air System) program, which explores various manned and unmanned replacement options for the Typhoon fighter on the 2030 horizon.

The promotion of Taranis along a joint military-technical cooperation with France (apparently, Taranis here plays the role of a backup UAV nEUROn).
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  1. Salamander
    Salamander 7 February 2014 10: 51
    +1
    Well, well, Avtobaza (and not only) is waiting for new victims ... laughing
    1. Turik
      Turik 7 February 2014 11: 00
      +4
      Judging by the news, the best system for intercepting such UAVs is the hull of its own aircraft-carrying cruiser.
    2. The comment was deleted.
    3. me
      me 7 February 2014 11: 13
      +4
      Do you really believe that Iran planted amerovsky UAV?))
      1. Aryan
        Aryan 7 February 2014 11: 33
        +2
        but why did they call taranis?
        kamikaze choli? what
        But is it not a little expensive?
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      3. Salamander
        Salamander 7 February 2014 17: 06
        +2
        Quote: i
        Do you really believe that Iran planted amerovsky UAV?))


        It is customary to turn to strangers to you, we are not drinking at Brudershaft, dear. Now on the topic. If Iran had not landed an Amer drone, Obama could not have demanded his return. And why is it that Iran began to rivet drones? They themselves did not even have science ... Well, I won’t even talk about the drone photo, everyone saw it. So do not la la.
        1. Salamander
          Salamander 7 February 2014 17: 09
          +2
          By the way, I liked one comment about this news (for 2011):

          Recently, one of them asked for political asylum in Iran, secretly escaping while performing a secret mission. At a press conference, the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel drones (UAVs) spoke about bullying in the army, bullying by F-16 and F-15 senior personnel, racial segregation by UH-60 BLACK HAWK, and RQ- 170 is outraged by the decision of the American authorities to allow a horde of homosexuals into the US Army. In conclusion, the RANGE ranger promised to breed and multiply in the army of Iran.
          http://www.inosmi.ru
          laughing laughing laughing
  2. Duke
    Duke 7 February 2014 11: 31
    +2
    Key Features:

    The operating frequency range is centimeter
    Sensitivity of receiving devices, dB / W -88
    The width of the simultaneous operation sector, city .:
    in the azimuthal plane 1,0 ± 0,4
    in elevation plane:
    in subbands A, B 18
    in subband B 30
    Work limits on angular coordinates, city .:
    in azimuth 0-360
    by elevation:
    in subbands A, B 18
    in subband B 30
    Maximum radar reconnaissance range, km 150
    The accuracy of direction finding targets, city .:
    in azimuth 0,5
    by elevation 3
    Throughput (the number of automatically reconnaissance targets in a circular azimuth) 60
    The accuracy of determining the carrier frequency of the radar, MHz ± 30
    Delay time from the moment of detection of the target to the moment of the issuance of information on the control system, ms 50
    The rotation speed of the antenna system, rpm 6; 12
    Power consumption, kW no more than 12
    Terms of Use:
    ambient temperature, ° C from -45 to +40
    increased humidity 98% at t = + 25 ° C
    performance under atmospheric pressure, kPa (mmHg)
    Ground complex of executive electronic intelligence (IRTR) 1L222 "Avtobaza"
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 7 February 2014 16: 43
      0
      Quote: Salamander
      Well, well, Avtobaza (and not only) is waiting for new victims ... laughing

      Quote: Duke
      Ground complex of executive electronic intelligence (IRTR) 1L222 "Avtobaza"

      And a cryptographic supercomputer for parallel cracking of 2-3 encrypted NIST 256-bit AES keys, the communication channel (transmitting in real time) is of course attached to it? And also in addition - a repeater UAV wedging between the "victim" and the communication satellite to intercept a narrowly targeted control signal, so as not to violate the security algorithm based on binding to the coordinate of a predetermined source of "legitimate" control signals? And of course, he probably knows how to predict the passwords built into the signal that confirm the "validity" of the command signal? fellow

      Hacking an 256-bit key will require more processing power in 2128 than hacking an 128-bit key. This means that it will take 3.4x10 ^ 38 operations (the number of combinations in an 128-bit key) - a feat for existing computers, and even in the near future. If we used the fastest supercomputer (according to 2011 data of the year, its computational speed is 10.51 petaflops), we would need 1.02x10 ^ 18 (about 1 billion) years to crack the 128-bit AES key by enumeration.

      laughing laughing laughing
      1. Salamander
        Salamander 7 February 2014 17: 12
        +2
        Well, not only Jews are terribly smart laughing We’ll think of it, let us go astray ... And Snowden knows everything ...
        1. And Us Rat
          And Us Rat 7 February 2014 17: 39
          0
          Quote: Salamander
          And Snowden knows everything ...

          It's time to admit your agent, why haven’t you given the medal yet? wink laughing
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 7 February 2014 20: 43
            +2
            Quote: And Us Rat
            It's time to admit your agent, why haven’t you given the medal yet?

            And if without snotty fantasies.
            How many countries really could provide Snowden with guaranteed asylum?
            How many of the countries that granted asylum to Snowden have not been accused of recruiting him?
            And when you can really answer these questions not impartially and reasonably, then we will discuss his medals!
            1. And Us Rat
              And Us Rat 8 February 2014 03: 12
              -1
              Quote: APASUS
              And if without snotty fantasies ...

              This is all corrupting influence of interlocutors and opponents laughing
              1. APASUS
                APASUS 8 February 2014 23: 03
                0
                Quote: And Us Rat
                This is all corrupting influence of interlocutors and opponents

                I thought so! laughing
      2. StolzSS
        StolzSS 8 February 2014 08: 11
        +1
        The number of operations is much less, taking into account the need to avoid easily guessed variations. So after a competent approach, there is much less from 256 bit there than you thought at first, so yes, not only Jews are smart wink
  3. Jedi
    Jedi 7 February 2014 11: 42
    +4
    and where is our promising ramp drone? or has the concept changed? now we will not overtake and overtake England and France ...
    1. lelikas
      lelikas 7 February 2014 15: 03
      +1
      Quote: Jedi
      and where is our promising ramp drone

      Everything is the same in 3Dshakes and papier. am
  4. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 7 February 2014 12: 09
    +1
    The Jedi is right, it looks like we're stuck somewhere!
  5. shower
    shower 7 February 2014 12: 10
    +1
    Well, there’s nothing to rejoice about. In general, these drones are a real irritant. As long as people control them, this is half the trouble, here they will make drones, not at all good. We are far from such projects.
  6. monolit55
    monolit55 7 February 2014 12: 10
    +1
    "carpool" is of course great, but what their "taranis" is capable of is not clear
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 7 February 2014 16: 53
      -1
      Quote: monolit55
      "carpool" is of course great, but what their "taranis" is capable of is not clear

      2 questions:
      1. What is its carrying capacity?
      2. How much does a tactical nuclear bomb weigh?
    2. cosmos111
      cosmos111 8 February 2014 02: 25
      0
      Quote: monolit55
      great. but what their "taranis" is capable of is not clear

      As a UAV drummer, Taranis is capable of many things.


  7. Bezz
    Bezz 7 February 2014 15: 24
    0
    But the states, and now England, are ahead of us in the area of ​​drones for a long time. And this is amazing. Large design bureaus (Yakovlev, Mikoyan, Tupolev) are lightly loaded with design. http://analytic.vov.ru And at the same time no progress in the field of serious shock UAVs. This looks like a problem with having the right number of designers in the industry. Old cadres retired?
    Yes, the money of the taxpayers of the United States and Britain will soon not be enough if such drones begin to produce in series. This is a very modern device, almost invisible from the earth by radars, the drone is capable of covering vast distances in a matter of hours. It is intended to a greater extent for flying at night over long distances - at least from continent to continent.
    The device is controlled remotely, from anywhere in the world where there are satellite communications. The developer of this miracle is BAE Systems. It is intended for reconnaissance and attack of any targets, even those located on neighboring continents. A very serious weapon, it is worth noting. In the meantime, Shoigu plays with a new form, and Rogozin is in KVN (a joke about Verka Serduchka - still not the level for such a position). Even here, we approached this problem seriously, for our capabilities.
    1. clidon
      clidon 7 February 2014 18: 03
      +1
      And this is amazing.

      There is nothing surprising here - modern UAVs are electronics and micromechanisms. And with this we always it was not good. Of course, now we drastically pulled ourselves up using the import base, when, roughly speaking, some logical elements were replaced by their more compact controllers, and it’s another matter when you either need to develop it yourself or buy it. The second in such critical technologies does not always work out - they simply will not sell the best.
      1. scientist
        scientist 7 February 2014 19: 57
        -1
        The elemental base allowed the launch of Buran into space in 1988 in UAV mode. In addition, the requirements for the reliability and safety of UAVs are much lower than for manned aircraft. Previously, there was a problem in the reliability of control systems, as we need broadband and noise-resistant communication channels that would be difficult to detect and suppress by electronic warfare. However, this problem has already been resolved thanks to the development of ultra-wideband standards.
        The main problem of the lag in this area, as in many others, is the bureaucratization of the leadership, which is used to thinking with land stereotypes and brandishing nuclear batons.
        1. clidon
          clidon 7 February 2014 20: 10
          +1
          The problem was that "Buran" could, but with something smaller, where the weight characteristics were an order of magnitude tougher, there were already problems. Not only were there not enough electronics, there were problems with precision machine tools and the manufacture of micromechanisms. For especially responsible industries, they were bought by hook or by crook abroad. But for the UAVs, which were not given such attention (think of some models), such sacrifices were not made.
  8. cosmos111
    cosmos111 7 February 2014 22: 19
    0
    BAE Systems, proved that not only Lockheed Martin possesses similar technologies.
    But technology, according to fraternal shaving, the yankers drove.
    We have all hope for the French.