Cassidian Cancels Talarion

EADS company Cassidian confirms that it has halted work on the Talarion unmanned aircraft system programme, after failing to secure financial backing from potential future buyers.
Ambitious in its scale, the Talarion had been designed to meet a broad range of intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance requirements for a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAS previously identified by France, Germany and Spain. Powered by two jet engines and with a 28m (91.8ft) wingspan, the aircraft was to have had a maximum take-off weight of around 7t and to have been flown at altitudes up to 50,000ft.

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Source: UAS VISION

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