Neuron UCAV Makes Maiden Flight

Europe’s first unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) has flown. The Neuron technology demonstrator took off from the Dassault test base at Istres, France, at dawn on December 1. Dassault is the prime contractor, teamed with Alenia Aermacchi (Italy); EADS-CASA (Spain); Hellenic Aerospace Industries (Greece); Ruag (Switzerland); Saab (Sweden) and Thales (France). France has contributed 50 percent of the budget. Read more at http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/2012-12-03/neuron-ucav-makes-its-maiden-flight

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