Europe’s stealth drone Neuron (Wired UK)

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Stunning pictures of Europe’s stealth drone Neuron (or “nEUROn” if you want to emphasise
the punnage) have been released by Dassault Aviation.

The unmanned combat air vehicle can be seen taking off from an
aviation base in Istres, France.

The Neuron is ten metres in length and has a 12.5-metre
wingspan. It’s peered by a Rolls Royce Turbomeca
engine and has been in testing over the last couple of

Neuron has been designed principally as a tech demonstrator, with a focus on experimenting with
aerodynamics, materials, stealth technology and automation. It
needs to be able to avoid detection in the face of ground or aerial
threats by masking its radar cross-section and infrared signature.
It also needs to be able to carry out reconnaissance and detect
ground targets in autonomous modes and then release weapons from an
internal bay.



Future aircraft developed using Neuron technology will be more
akin to manned combat aircraft than other drones being deployed in
military situations.

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13 June 2014 | 11:29 am – Source:

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