nEUROn Completes Flight Test Campaign

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  • 03:22 PM, March 10, 2015
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The nEUROn UCAV technology demonstrator has completed its test campaign in France with its 100th flight in February, Dassault Aviation announced in its press release on Monday.

Throughout this entire campaign, the nEUROn and associated equipment is said to have demonstrated exemplary availability and reliability. 

In the first phase, the purpose of the tests was to open the flight envelope (including with weapon bay doors open), to test the electro-optical sensor and to evaluate datalink performance.

In the second phase, most flights were dedicated to infrared and electromagnetic signature / detection confrontations against operational systems. 

These confrontations, which produced all the expected results, were performed under the authority of the French defense procurement agency DGA.

The nEUROn, in full stealth configuration, was operated by Dassault Aviation. Stealth-related data and feedback will serve as a reference for future aircraft projects.

A new chapter now opens for the nEUROn with evaluations that will take place in Italy, then Sweden. This success augurs well for preparing the programs of the future. 

nEUROn is a European program for an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator, conducted by Dassault Aviation as prime contractor under the authority of French defense procurement agency DGA.