French Neuron unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator began its low observability test campaign against various operational detection equipment.
The fourth low observability campaign aims to study the employment of aircraft like Neuron against airborne sensors, ground radars, and shipborne systems. The The Direction générale de l'armement (DGA), said on January 4th, the campaign will enable it to evaluate ongoing developments in detection equipment. It will also enable armed forces to evaluate their capability to detect stealthy unmanned aerial vehicles representing future threats, the agency added.
On 17 December, a detachment from the Centro Logístico de Armamento y Experimentación (CLAEX), Spain's Armaments and Experimentation Logistics Centre, with two Eurofighter Typhoons from the Spanish Air Force's 11 Wing in Morón, confronted Neuron. CLAEX said on its website on 28 December that this allowed the evaluation of the Neuron's detectability by Eurofighter sensors such as the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) and IRIS-T missile.