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Initial Flight Of Taranis Now Expected In 2013

June 22 2012

United Kingdom

The maiden flight of BAE Systems' Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator has slipped until early next year, reports Flight International.

The air vehicle recently completed a series of radar cross-section pole tests at BAE's Warton site in Lancashire, company officials said.

Data are still being evaluated by the British Ministry of Defense, but early results look promising, said a company officer.

Separately, BAE Systems expects to receive a 15 million pound...

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