BAE Systems Taranis. Specifications. A photo.
BAE Systems Taranis. Specifications. A photo.

BAE Systems Taranis. Specifications. A photo.


BAE Systems Taranis - British military multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 2013, the company «BAE Systems».


UAV BAE Systems Taranis photo


The first steps in the development of unmanned aircraft means BAE Systems Taranis model begun by British engineers and specialists in the field of aerospace engineering in December 2005 year. The new device was to ensure the implementation of virtually any tasks of a military nature, including the implementation of reconnaissance, precision strike in places of enemy deployment, implementation of special missions and other. Finished device itself is the prototype was introduced back in 2008 year, but, in fact, the first flight and test drone BAE Systems Taranis were conducted only 2013 year.


Drone BAE Systems Taranis photo


Today UAV BAE Systems Taranis model has not yet entered into production, and. This is due to the need to improve the systems of the drone, however, the British military command does not exclude that the UAV BAE Systems Taranis can be put into production by the year 2025, which, however, will largely depend on the success of ongoing development to improve the drone.

For independent combat unit UAV BAE Systems Taranis has a relatively small size - with a length of its fuselage 12,43 meter wingspan drone this is 10 meters, taking into account the relatively high rate of movement of the UAV flight and great height, making the device unobtrusive.

Powerplant UAV BAE Systems Taranis shows a jet engine the brand Rolls-Royce Adour, which is having a thrust in 44 kN drone able to overclock up to the maximum airspeed in 1 MAX


Specifications BAE Systems Taranis.


  • Length: 12,43 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10 m .;
  • Height: 4 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 7000 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 750 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 1060 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3500 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 11500 m.
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Adour;
  • Power: 44 kN.


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