- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Global defense, security and aerospace company BAE Systems has announced the creation of a new stealth drone for the United Kingdom. “Taranis” is billed as the “most advanced aircraft ever built by U.K. engineers.”

The new unmanned combat drone went through a battery of secret tests last summer and “surpassed all expectations,” Reuters TV reported.

The pilotless, computer-controlled aerial technology is capable of gathering intelligence or launching attacks behind enemy lines.


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The drone has a price tab of $300 million and required 1.5 million man hours to complete, Reuters TV reported.