No it’s not just you – this is the stuff of nightmares. Combat ready, fast and stealth, this unmanned drone is tiny, maneuverable and well made. It is most advanced aircraft ever built in the UK, and as the video shows, it does the trick.

The demonstrator made a perfect take off, rotation, ‘climb out’ and landing on its first flight. A number of other test flights have now taken place. It made its maiden flight at an undisclosed location on Saturday 10 August 2013 under the command of BAE Systems’ test pilot Bob Fraser. The video was just now made available.

Taranis unmanned vehicle first flight footage – wordlessTech.