From a certain angle, the nEUROn drone is an F-117 look-alike.
The image in this post was taken by The Aviationist’s contributor Roberto Zanda on Apr. 21. It shows the first example of the nEUROn UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle), the full-scale technology demonstrator developed by France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and Greece, returning to Decimomannu airbase, Italy, at the end of test mission.
The European drone is involved in operational testing over the Perdasdefogu range, in Sardinia, before moving to Visdel, Sweden, for weapons trials.
We have often highlighted the loose resemblance of the new stealth combat drone to the American Northrop Grumman X-47B but this photo seems to prove the UCAV design was also inspired by the legendary Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk stealth jet.
Image credit: Roberto Zanda
Just imagine how the original stealth fighter, the “Wobbly Goblin” itself, first flew over 30 years ago from Tonopah. I wonder if the Neuron also has a 75° leading angle.
Cheap European copy of F-117
Pretty common knowledge that Europeans are better at making alot of things… hell.. a quick check of my gunsafe confirms that.
I wouldnt discount it cause we didnt make it.