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Europe abandoned Talarion UAV project

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According to the portal flightglobal.com, Talarion drone, developed by EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company), will not become a pan-European drone. Airbus Defense and Space, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo agreed on the appearance of another heavy drone.


Europe abandoned Talarion UAV project


European countries buy heavy drones from the United States and Israel, but in the coming years they want to get their own development. Initially, the Talarion UAV, equipped with two jet engines, claimed the title of a pan-European drone, but now it became known that Europeans preferred turboprop engines, Warspot reports.

In the framework of the first stage, which lasted ten months, the configuration of a medium-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle of long duration of flight (MALE-class) was formed. The drone is created in the framework of a multinational pan-European project - it involves Airbus Defense and Space, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo, which agreed that the new drone should be equipped with two turboprop engines.

Thus, the initial stage of the project is completed, and the main system requirements for the aircraft will be formulated in the future. Officially, work on the creation of a prototype of a new drone should begin in the 2018 year, the first flight is scheduled for 2023 year, the first serial delivery for 2025 year. In addition to the MALE type drone, the nEUROn unmanned bomber is being developed in Europe.
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https://www.flightglobal.com/
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 8 August 2017 12: 23
    +2
    but now it’s become known that the Europeans preferred turboprop engines,

    ... moved off the topic, apparently counted and wept ...
    1. spech
      spech 8 August 2017 12: 26
      +2
      Officially, work on creating a prototype of a new drone should begin in 2018, the first flight is planned for 2023, for 2025 - the first serial delivery.

      for 2025 - a new project, “dengi come on” - European poverty is a holy cause laughing

      1. cniza
        cniza 8 August 2017 12: 36
        0
        Why philosophize, a new project - a new budget ...
        1. Vladimir16
          Vladimir16 8 August 2017 13: 36
          0
          The first flight is planned for 2023, and the first serial delivery for 2025.

          It turns out in the production of UAVs, we are leaders among European countries! wink
    2. svp67
      svp67 8 August 2017 12: 54
      +4
      Quote: aszzz888
      ... moved off the topic, apparently counted and wept ...

      Not just because of the calculations. Turboprops have ONE big advantage over jet ones. The track from these engines is very difficult to determine by satellites .... why our Tu-95 remain a serious enough problem for the American satellite reconnaissance system. Well, lastly, it’s probably worth recalling our heavy UAV Altair undergoing tests
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 8 August 2017 13: 35
        +3
        The advantage of screw only when the screw rotates
        electric motor - then the UAV becomes silent. For intelligence is good.
        And large shock UAVs will certainly become reactive. They have to
        learn to get away from fighters. Here both speed and high maneuverability
        are critical.
        1. svp67
          svp67 8 August 2017 13: 37
          +1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          The advantage of screw only when the screw rotates
          electric motor

          In screw, the main sound is created by the screw, and we have already learned how to solve this problem ...
          1. corporal
            corporal 8 August 2017 14: 00
            0
            Quote: svp67
            In a screw main sound is created by a screw

            What are the nasty screws in the An-2,12 and 24 wink
  2. atesterev
    atesterev 8 August 2017 20: 20
    +2
    In addition to the MALE drone ...

    ... they will develop FEMALE drones that will create a family and produce a bunch of BABY drones wink