Europe's First Stealth Drone

Europe's collaborative "nEUROn" drone may be late to the invisible death from above party, but it sure is compensating with some scary looks. Check out the Cylon mug on this puppy as it greets the world for the first time.

David Cenciotti notes the nEUROn (clever name!) takes a lot of design cues from American peers, particularly the X-47B. It still needs some lengthy testing rounds, but the nEUROn will eventually give France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and Greece the ability to "drop PGM (Precision Guided Munitions) through the internal weapon bay, as well as the integration in a C4i environment (command, communication control, computer and intelligence)." Smart and kill-y. If only that red eyeball weren't just padding — it's making me squirm in my seat. [Aviationist]

Photo: Alenia Aermacchii


    Switzerland, the famously neutral country, requires precision guided munitions? Say it ain't so.

      just because they are neutral doesn't mean they won't defend themselves, they have compulsory military service and soldiers are required to keep issued weapons at home. Why do you think 'swiss bank accounts' are so popular? trying to rob a bank over there will result in everyone pulling a gun on you.

        Actually it's more to do with the fact swiss banks have a history of being uncooperative with foreign authorities.

      I'm more interested in hearing about how Greece supposes it'll pay for these drones.

    Won't Germany just repossess this craft when all of the above countries fail to pay their debts?
    Nicely played Germany! Brilliant.

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