Turana

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Turana
Role Target Drone
Manufacturer Government Aircraft Factory
Primary user Royal Australian Navy
Produced late 1960's - 1979
Number built 23
Unit cost
$100,000
Developed from Ikara

The GAF Turana was a target drone produced by the Australian Government Aircraft Factory (GAF). The name is believed to be from an Aboriginal Australian word meaning rainbow.

The Turana target drone was designed and built in Australia as a development of the Ikara anti-submarine weapon system. It was a target drone with remote control that was launched from the Ikara launcher for use in naval anti-aircraft target practice.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "GAF Turana Guided Missile". Museum Victoria. Museum Victoria. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "RAN GAF Turana". ADF-SERIALS. 

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