On the same day a new large, classified UAS (unmanned aerial system) for ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) developed by Northrop Grumman and dubbed RQ-180 was unveiled, a new image of the nEUROn UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle) was released by Dassault.
The new image shows the European UCAV from a new angle as it provides a view of the drone’s belly.
nEUROn is a project involving France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and Greece. The first example of this full-scale technology demonstrator rolled out on Jan. 20, 2012, after five years of design, development, and static testing.
Its shape reminds that of the American X-47B, that, actually, is quite similar to the RQ-180 concept unveiled by AW&ST: a sign that future U.S. and European spy or weaponized UAVs will be look alike drones.
Image credit: Dassault