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December 03, 2012
UAV NEWS
Prototype of European combat drone makes maiden flight
Paris (AFP) Dec 01, 2012
A prototype of a European combat drone, the Neuron, made its maiden flight Saturday from a base in the south of France, project leader Dassault Aviation announced. "It inaugurates the next generation of combat aircraft, whether piloted or not, with the ambition of preserving European autonomy in this field," the French defence ministry said in a statement. "It's a major accomplishment on both the technological and industrial levels," it added. The aircraft, which has no vertical tail in orde ... read more
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