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Fuji Heavy Industries (Nakajima) "TACOM" UAV

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Someone please identify this object.
 

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It's a Japanese UAV, and can be launch from fighters like the F-15J.
I presume, the grey one is the third prototype.
See the video at YouTube:
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Thanks starviking; I didn't find that thread with the search function.
Maybe the mods can reorganize or merge both threads. :)
 

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The top photo clearly has been manipulated; it's in flight with its intake cover still on!
 

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Many thanks all! It has strange shape.
Do you know any other air launching UAV in the world?
 

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Oh recce Firebee. Thanks!
This Japanese UAV's dimensions are as follows.
Aver all length:5.2m, Wing span:2.5m, Height:1.6m, Service ceiling:12,000m, Engine thrust:0.5ton, Weight:0.7ton
Name is TACOM. Developed by Fuji Heavy Industries.(Nakajima)
http://www.heinkel.jp/yspack/ysf_tacom.html
 

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