Friday, July 16, 2010
Named after the Celtic god of thunder and referred to as the "combat aircraft of the future," the jet can collect intelligence and undertake reconnaissance missions.
The unmanned aircraft can carry bombs and missiles. The Ministry of Defense hopes it will "ultimately be capable of striking targets at long range, even in another continent." 
Taranus, the god of thunder, was one of the lesser known Celtic deities. Taranis was a 'master of war' and he is linked with the Roman deity Jupiter. He is connected with Anglo-Saxon paganism, and received sacrifices on altars of fire. He is also seen as a fertility God due to his bringing the life giving rain, the aspect we call upon in our Summer Solstice ritual.