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Taranis unmanned stealth aircraft unveiled in Warton
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Taranis is named after the Celtic god of thunder

The possible shape of things to come in military aircraft has been unveiled in Lancashire.

Taranis is an unmanned stealth aircraft that BAE Systems in Warton, Preston, have been building for the last four years.

The prototype demonstrator has taken a million man-hours to put together.

The aircraft is designed to have the capability to fend off attack, fly deep into enemy territory, deploy weapons or bring back intelligence.

It's cost over £140m and flight trials are due in 2011 for the Taranis, named after the Celtic god of thunder.

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