Britain Rolls Out Own Unmanned Killer Jet
Tired of not having their own manless killer plane, Britain just rolled out the $216 million Taranis, a flying deathbot drone named after the Celtic god of thunder. Or misspelled dinosaur (Taranisaurus Rex). RAWR!
It is the size of a light aircraft and has been equipped with advanced stealth technology making it virtually undetectable.
Almost invisible to ground radar, it is designed to travel at high jet speeds and cover massive distances between continents.
The plane is built to carry out intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance on enemy territory using onboard sensors.
And it has been designed to carry a cache of weapons - including bombs and missiles -, giving it a potential long-range strike capability.
It can be controlled from anywhere in the world with satellite communications.
[The Taranis has] been dubbed the ''pinnacle'' of British engineering and aeronautical design.
The pinnacle of British engineering, huh? I guess that's not too difficult seeing how the last pinnacle was the MG. Hoho -- burn! Kidding, I know you make Jaguars. Whoa whoa whoa -- you made DeLoreans too?! Well slap my ass and call me a Tardis.
Long-range Taranis drone unveiled [telegraph]
Thanks to Reid, Captain Kangaroo, Carvalhinho, MaxMouseDLL, Phil, Ian, TobyRaider, Stirling, Zach and Jacqueline, who have all ridden unmanned aircraft before and were pissed there was no beverage service.