Dassault Aviation completes more flight tests on combat air vehicle demonstrator

DGA, the French defense procurement agency, has announced that Neuron unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator of Dassault Aviation has completed a fifth round of flight tests to inform future decisions about the FCAS program, the company said.

A new flight-test campaign by the nEUROn stealth combat drone technology demonstrator has just been completed by DGA Flight Tests.

Requested by the Directorate-General of Armaments (DGA), this fifth campaign to benefit the French State was carried out in cooperation with Dassault Aviation for the operation of the air vehicle, with the participation of the services. One of its objectives was to study the use of a stealth combat drone in an operational context, including possible defensive tactics against such an air vehicle.

This latest campaign brings lessons in the field of stealth and related advanced technologies. The results are undergoing in-depth analysis, conducted jointly by several DGA centers of test and expertise.