We don't cover military UAVs here, but I'll make an exception on design grounds for this one. Just look at it!


From BoingBoing:


"British empire presents new kite to Lord Vader


Britain's Ministry of Defense announced this unmanned fighter jet today, the Tiranus. Named for the Celtic god of bad-assery, it looks markedly more sinister than America's one, itself revealed in May. There's something about that blue-gray hangar ... it reminds me of something.

Photo: Sienar Fleet Systems.

MoD lifts lid on unmanned combat plane prototype [BBC]"

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on July 12, 2010 at 11:47pm
They got the name wrong there, its Taranis, norse god of thunder http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAE_Taranis
Comment by Max on July 13, 2010 at 3:03am
That photo looks like a scene from StarWars! :)
Comment by Albert Lorincz on July 13, 2010 at 5:38am
I have to admit the lighting is pretty cool!

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Comment by Morli on July 13, 2010 at 5:40am
looks more like RF or aquestic test chamber with subject under going test but makes for very cool picture.
Comment by passunca on July 13, 2010 at 6:07am
According to wikipedia Taranis was In Celtic mythology the god of thunder. Somehow Thor would sound a lot cooler!

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Comment by Brian on July 13, 2010 at 6:40am
Not when you are Celtic... Taranis will do just fine... :)

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on July 13, 2010 at 6:59am
Your right Pedro my mistake, the image making dept is working overtime on them.


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Comment by Mark Colwell on July 13, 2010 at 8:27am
That is an anechoic test laboratory checking for radar /RF returns and splash that is reflected.
What magical part is behind the red inlet cover?

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