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Meet the planes that find their own way home in this video

Thanks to a cool combination of on-board computing and geospatial satellite location systems, planes can now “see” their way down onto an airport runway, and calculate smoothest and most efficient landing pattern.

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Using a technology called required navigation performance (RNP) flight navigation systems are now able to plot a route through a 3 dimensional space, avoiding geographical features like mountains, as well as residential or security no-fly-zones.

RNP was first used to navigate through the treacherous Gastineau Channel in Alaska, in 1996, and quickly spread to other mountainous areas where traditional radio signal landing systems were ineffective.

According to Doug Kelley, Program Director for Flight Efficiency Services at GE Aviation, RNP enables the aircraft to design fligh...

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CELTIC GOD OF THUNDER STEALTH TARANIS SPY DRONE DOING TESTS IN AUSTRALIA

BRITISH SUPER SPY DRONES COMING TO AUSTRALIA

An unmanned British stealth drone that can fly faster than the speed of sound and go undetected by radar will soon have its first test flight in Australia.

The £125 million ($190 million) Taranis, named after the Celtic god of thunder, can attack targets across continents, automatically dodge missiles and other efforts to bring it down and independently identify targets. It can refuel in mid-air and carry weapons including laser guided bombs and missiles.
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Designed to avoid having to put human lives at risk on long and dangerous missions, the drone will be flown for the first time in a series of tests over the Australian outback early this year

The maker of the drone, BAE Systems, conducts much of its unmanned aircraft work and research in Au...

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