The Massive Image: Europe’s unmanned fight drone idea

The Big Picture: Europe's unmanned combat drone concept

Pictured above, a mechanic works on Neuron, an unmanned stealth drone developed by a gaggle of European nations, led by the French. “nEUROn” is a working idea for an “Unmanned Fight Air Car” and consists of fuselage designed by SAAB, Sweden. The craft has a forty one ft wingspan, weighs 10,000 lb when empty and may carry two 500 lb bombs. It first launched in December 2012, and has since accomplished 50 check flights — the newest accomplished this month. The undertaking will not end in business manufacturing, as an alternative serving to show numerous applied sciences wanted to for the subsequent-era of fight plane on the continent.

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