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Originally posted by NWguy83
Neutron first flight in 2009, and enters service 3 years later in 2012. Seems like they are asking for trouble. While the USAF is taking it's time to fully test and evaluate it's UCAVs. X-45 first flight was in 2001 - 2003, and will enter service between 2008 and 2010. That's 5 - 9 years of testing and evaluating. It looks like the French are just in a hurry to get their UCAV in service soon after America does.
Originally posted by Trent
I didn't know the X-45 was going to be a nuclear bomber, will it be replacing the B-2 in that role?
Originally posted by Murcielago
The aircraft may have unmanned air-to-air and bombing capabilities with the eventual ability to launch nuclear warheads. It is anticipated that it will be the first aircraft to integrate a software based stealth and survival technology with an advanced stealth airframe design.
Will Europe's first UCAV be Nuclear capable?