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The demonstrator of the stealthy combat drone AVE-D accomplished a completely autonomous flight, automatically taxiing, takeoff, manoeuvres flight, landing (here in photograph, copyright Dassault Aviation/M. Bonnaire), stopping and then returning to the hanger. This flight of l' AVE-D constitutes a first for Dassault Aviation and constitutes a stake in the development of a technology essential to development progress of the European program nEUROn. The AVES (Aircraft of Experimental Validation) are a d' family; planes of reduced size, without pilot, developed by Dassault and allowing them to test in flight of new technological advances.
I'd say more then a little bit. Its just rumor of sorts that claims that BAE is on track for a flight in 2010. That is in fact 2 years behind.
Originally posted by Canada_EH
reply to post by Mike_A
the point is that that the Neuron has already flown hence the Taranis is 2 behind in terms of making its first flight. what the heck else could I mean?