The NEURON flight campaign ended at the Decimomannu AM base

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The campaign of experimental flights in Italy of the unmanned combat aircraft Neuron would have ended successfully and with the achievement of all the set objectives.

The Neuron is the European technological demonstrator for a UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle) developed by an industrial team led by Dassault Aviation with the collaboration of Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi, Saab, Airbus Defense and Space, RUAG and HAI.

The aircraft was deployed at the Decimomannu Air Force Air Base in Sardinia, where it carried out a series of operational experiments. In particular, the 12 highly sensitive missions would have made it possible to verify the characteristics of Neuron's operational capabilities in combat, its low radar observability and the reduced infrared signature, during flights performed at different heights and with different profiles and against represented "threats" both from ground-based and airborne radars, in the latter case using a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter.

During the deployment in Italy, the Neuron confirmed performance and operational reliability.

The next phase of testing will be conducted, starting this summer, in Sweden at the Vidsel range, where low observability tests and weapon launches will be carried out from the aircraft bomb hold.