LONDON (AFP) – An unmanned jet capable of striking long-range targets has been dubbed the “combat aircraft of the future” by the Ministry of Defence.
The Taranis — named after the Celtic god of thunder — was unveiled at a ceremony at BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire, on Monday.
The £142.5 million prototype is the size of a light aircraft and has been equipped with stealth technology to make it virtually undetectable.
First off all… this is awesome. No pilot, and its invisible! Probably the coolest military weapon since the Anti-Tank Dog or the Corkscrew Tank. But does anyone else think that this new craft slightly resembles the captured alien aircraft from Independence Day?? It’s about time we start taking notes from movies. Next up: the hover board from Back to the Future!