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Impact drone "Neuron" for the first time performed a flight in a single formation with manned aircraft

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Impact drone "Neuron" for the first time performed a flight in a single formation with manned aircraft



The company Dassault Aviation (Dassault Aviation) 12 April announced the launch of the first flight in a single unit of the attack unmanned aerial vehicle "Neuron" (Neuron) with a fighter "Rafale" and a jet aircraft "Falcon-7X".

The report "Dassau Aviation" notes that the flight of the drone drone in a single formation with the manned aircraft was performed for the first time in the world. The whole operation, carried out on March 20 over the Mediterranean, lasted 1 h and 50 min.

Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier, stressed that the joint flight clearly demonstrated the company's achievements in the field of modern technologies.

The organization of the flight required careful preparation in order to determine the waiting point, join the group and implement joint maneuvers in a confined space, taking into account the aerodynamic characteristics of machines of various types. Additional difficulties were caused by electromagnetic interference that prevents communication between the UAV and the ground control station.

In fact, the “Neuron” UAV in the confined space accompanied the 4 aircraft: the already-named “Rafale” and “Falcon-7X”, as well as two aircraft with photographic equipment.

The European Neuron UAV program was initiated by France in 2003 and supported by Italy, Sweden, Spain, Greece and Switzerland. The objectives of the program are to create a full-scale demonstrator of the impact UAV technology to test the critical technologies of promising combat aircraft, to work out an innovative cooperation model that optimizes the use of the know-how of participating companies under the leadership of one main contractor. In the course of the project, it is planned to evaluate the flight control technology, stealth, the possibility of launching real air-to-ground ammunition from the internal UAV compartment and its integration into the C4I system.

UAV design began after receiving initial funding in the amount of 406 million euros (562 million dollars) in February 2006. The manufacture of the fuselage began in the 2008 year, and the UAV rollout took place on January 19 2012. The first flight demonstrator made 1 December 2012 of the year. Since then, the UAV has performed several dozen test flights.

In addition to Dassault Aviation, which is the main contractor of the project, the Swedish company Saab, the Italian Alenia Aermacchi, the Swiss Ruag, the Spanish EDC-CASA and the Greek Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) participate in the program.

The maximum take-off weight of the Neuron UAV is about 7 t, own weight - 5 t, length - 9,2 m, wing span - 12,5 m. Apparatus equipped with the power unit "Rolls-Royce" / "Turbomeca" "Adur" Mk.951, It develops a maximum speed of 0,8M and can be in the air up to 3 hours. The armament of the UAVs in the future will be made up of Mk-82, CBU-12 and JDAM bombs.
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  1. Sergey Sitnikov
    Sergey Sitnikov April 16 2014 10: 34
    +3
    When ours stir up the UAV ??? (((Maybe they’re not worth it and we want to prepare normal pilots, because the human brain is wider in capabilities ...
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet April 16 2014 10: 52
      +4
      They are standing! Scouts, for example, and drums. On fighters (for now) pilots are better.
    2. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB April 16 2014 10: 52
      +4
      It seems to me too early to hope for UAVs, you can hack control, a case in Iran is proof of that.
      1. Ased
        Ased April 16 2014 11: 51
        +6
        As one Father said to the cashier at the bank:
        - I do not trust ATMs. If you don’t give it to your eyes, don’t take a drink.
        So I’m wary of drones.
      2. Nonik
        Nonik April 16 2014 13: 50
        0
        ShturmKGB
        It seems to me too early to hope for UAVs, you can hack control, a case in Iran is proof of that.

        Not only in Iran, in Crimea, an American drone has already been planted. And a couple more were shot down. EW is not asleep.
    3. mirag2
      mirag2 April 16 2014 12: 20
      +5
      In the early 90s, I don’t remember, maybe in October 93, yes, yes, exactly, then there was a curfew — I walked at night and caught a laser sight on my chest — and it was by no means widely known.
      And the special forces (Sverdlovsk OMON we had) was.
      I mean, if our UAV is not widely shown, it does not mean that it is not there.
      psu my wife still at work campaign received a defense order.
      So we are not in such a priest, as it may seem to the "old dissidents" who have already shrieked: "Deficit, deficit." My brother, one of these, has just had a fight with him about this. Under Gorbachev (and before) we are grain we bought, because in the villages we fed pigs with cheap bread, and we sold grain almost more than anyone else in the world, and it grows more than gold (3.94%).
      No one will die of hunger, and I wear Kazakh clothes, especially since all sorts of "branded" things in Italy were sewn not by some super-duper craftsmen, but by ordinary old women, I saw myself. And now there are Chinese in general, only in Milan.
      1. Ased
        Ased April 16 2014 12: 29
        +4
        The Russian man will get hungry better, but he won’t sell the berdanka.
        I know for myself.
    4. little man
      little man April 16 2014 12: 50
      0
      the human brain is wider in scope ...
      It is in logic and in cunning yes. smile
      And what about the reaction rate? And in general, mistakes of the notorious "human factor" are excluded.
      1. Ased
        Ased April 16 2014 13: 21
        +1
        Quote: man
        And in general, mistakes of the notorious "human factor" are excluded.


        A computer is a buggy thing by definition. They are made, "taught", they are controlled by humans.
    5. mrDimkaP
      mrDimkaP April 16 2014 14: 02
      +1
      We have been muddying for a long time, just something muddy.
  2. iwind
    iwind April 16 2014 10: 34
    +6
    Mmm
    Maybe then it's worth it and attach the video? It's worth it, very beautiful
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas April 16 2014 13: 37
      +3
      Quote: iwind
      Maybe then it's worth it and attach the video?

      Sure, and the photo doesn’t hurt ...
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  3. tnship2
    tnship2 April 16 2014 10: 36
    +7
    Our missiles do not even have a man inside the target or not. Although from an ethical point of view, a drone is easier to fail, knowing that it is just iron. Comrades are on the right path.
    1. NIVH
      NIVH April 16 2014 10: 49
      +9
      Once upon a time, "Buran" flew in unmanned mode around the ball ...
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  4. fzr1000
    fzr1000 April 16 2014 10: 37
    +3
    As the wife of our Bunshu ... uh-uh "Scatha" is similar.
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet April 16 2014 10: 58
      +1
      "In 2007, at the MAKS-2007 air show, the first Russian attack UAV Skat, RSK MiG, was presented. This wooden model" made a lot of noise "in the media," --- 7 years have passed, but it looks like it is still wooden !
    2. lelikas
      lelikas April 16 2014 11: 10
      +8
      Our "Skat", excuse me, is just a bunch of plywood, and people have clearly shown how to work, and not report that Israeli drones have entered the troops.
  5. uhu189
    uhu189 April 16 2014 10: 46
    +3
    I may not understand something - but what is the point of this PR campaign? Just for the sake of a picture? Show UAV flight capabilities? So we have Buran, accompanied by 2's MIG-31 back in 1989, he sat down, and not just flew. Moreover, if the French themselves say that this flight was carefully calculated. They will not be planning every minute sortie for several months every minute, and is there any sense in such joint flights, except for getting beautiful photos and videos
    1. iwind
      iwind April 16 2014 10: 53
      +6
      Is.
      Now imagine flying 3 aircraft, one of them is Rafale or something else. And in front of it there are 2 UAVs, which have radar and OLS, as well as the entire range of weapons from AIM-120d to UAB, at the same time the aircraft can fly in stealth mode and will receive all data from UAV sensors using LINK-16 or MADL.
      1. tnship2
        tnship2 April 16 2014 10: 59
        +2
        Is.
        Now imagine flying 3 aircraft, one of them is Rafale or something else. And in front of it there are 2 UAVs, which have radar and OLS, as well as the entire range of weapons from AIM-120d to UAB, at the same time the aircraft can fly in stealth mode and will receive all data from UAV sensors using LINK-16 or MADL. And a missile of the s-400 complex flies into this pile. Full Achtung.
        1. iwind
          iwind April 16 2014 11: 08
          +2
          Quote: tnship2
          And a missile of the s-400 complex flies into this pile. Full Achtung.

          Then why build aircraft at all if C-400 can fly into them? Nothing can save the anti-aircraft missile, not speed, not super-maneuverability.
        2. lelikas
          lelikas April 16 2014 11: 13
          0
          Quote: tnship2
          And a missile of the s-400 complex flies into this pile

          And misses ...
          1. tnship2
            tnship2 April 16 2014 11: 16
            +2
            anti-aircraft missile physical contact is optional.
            1. lelikas
              lelikas April 16 2014 13: 21
              +2
              Yes, but - after the division shoots at drones - ordinary planes will follow, Yes, and drones will have time to shoot before they die. And if we take into account that our air defense is zonal and only the main objects are covered, then the UAV has every chance to fulfill its task - to open our air defense and transmit the exact coordinates of all its parts.
              So we continue to watch imported videos and lick our lips sadly.
        3. Nayhas
          Nayhas April 16 2014 13: 45
          +1
          Quote: tnship2
          And a missile of the s-400 complex flies into this pile. Full Achtung.

          Well, undoubtedly they are all tied on a rope. The mind is not enough distance so twenty kilometers to keep. What does your favorite cheer say there? Well, they ....
      2. uhu189
        uhu189 April 16 2014 11: 30
        +1
        Well, you're right, all this is understandable, but why should they fly in tight formation? What prevents keeping a distance of half a kilometer, a kilometer, going at different heights, etc. I understand that the meaning was precisely in the joint flight of one formation, as in a parade?
        1. iwind
          iwind April 16 2014 12: 28
          +3
          Quote: uhu189
          What prevents you from keeping a distance of half a kilometer, a kilometer, walking at different heights, etc.

          Nothing bothers. LINK-16 or MADL give you a confident connection up to 30 mil in the conditions of the electronic warfare. A plane can be behind the horizon, while UAVs carry out reconnaissance and strike, and even if it is shot down, the air defense position will be disclosed
          1. little man
            little man April 16 2014 12: 56
            +1
            Exactly. After all, there are tasks where there are practically no chances to survive.
            And how to send a person to certain death?
          2. Reserve buildbat
            Reserve buildbat April 16 2014 14: 18
            +2
            Quote: iwind
            Then why build aircraft at all if C-400 can fly into them? Nothing can save the anti-aircraft missile, not speed, not super-maneuverability.

            Quote: iwind
            Quote: uhu189
            What prevents you from keeping a distance of half a kilometer, a kilometer, walking at different heights, etc.

            Nothing bothers. LINK-16 or MADL give you a confident connection up to 30 mil in the conditions of the electronic warfare. A plane can be behind the horizon, while UAVs carry out reconnaissance and strike, and even if it is shot down, the air defense position will be disclosed


            30 miles with EW? That's what they were worried about the interference due to short-range aircraft .... Looks like the interference from them is stronger than from the electronic warfare
        2. And Us Rat
          And Us Rat April 17 2014 10: 03
          0
          Quote: uhu189
          ... I understand that the meaning was precisely in the joint flight of one formation, as in a parade?

          The meaning of the dense formation is radar disinformation, several fighters flying "wing-to-wing" are displayed on the radar as one large target (a civilian airliner, for example).
    2. tnship2
      tnship2 April 16 2014 10: 56
      +1
      A SCREEN SAVERS SELL ON THE INTERNET, PICTURES ON THE PHONE. LARGE BOOKS. THE WHOLE TWO PLANES ARE PHOTOGRAPHED FROM ALL ANGLE.
  6. silver_roman
    silver_roman April 16 2014 10: 46
    -4
    similar to Amer’s, which Iran intercepted.
    1. silver_roman
      silver_roman April 16 2014 16: 17
      -1
      put two minuses cons, the third picked up. this is a direct trend. primates are such primates .... no brains, consider a cripple, and write letters in general a letter. so put the cons on, friends primates!
  7. leo44
    leo44 April 16 2014 10: 50
    0
    Quote: "The armament of UAVs in the future will be bombs ..." Hmm, drones don't care who to bomb.
  8. Gagarin
    Gagarin April 16 2014 10: 52
    0
    Looks beautiful vrazhin, insulting.
    Ours promised the Hornet UAV to be made on the basis of the Su-25, until it is finally done so the cancer will hang on the mountain.
  9. JonnyT
    JonnyT April 16 2014 10: 52
    0
    I wonder how this iron flies? I mean maneuverability, speed, practical ceiling, etc.?
    1. Barakuda
      Barakuda April 16 2014 11: 01
      +2
      That's the iron, and flies.
      Somehow the world forgot that we planted "Buran" with an accuracy of 2 meters. And that was when ...
      And I climbed "Mriya" with "Buran" as students at the Antonov airfield, they promised to shoot us, I flew to the exhibition in Le Bourget.
  10. Barakuda
    Barakuda April 16 2014 10: 54
    +4
    And if you put him active interference. An expensive toy for pumping money.
    The good old OSA AKM air defense system with the Doppler radar sees geese (he himself looked at the IKO), especially such a monster. I'm not even talking about Torahs, Tungusks and Shells.
    Let them build themselves to perdition.
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas April 16 2014 13: 47
      +1
      Quote: Barracuda
      The good old SAM "OSA AKM" with the Doppler radar sees geese (he himself looked at the IKO),

      geese then at what height flew?
  11. Old warrant officer
    Old warrant officer April 16 2014 10: 58
    +2
    I’ll make a reservation right away - I’m not special in aviation, but it seems to me that drones are good for carrying out targeted actions, but are not very suitable for massive military operations. It’s enough just to intercept the control channels, which the Iranians have successfully demonstrated. And modern electronic warfare systems can clog the communication channels so that they fall down themselves. You can also recall the combat use of microwaves in Yugoslavia. The man-machine bundle is still the most reliable means of warfare.
    1. Barakuda
      Barakuda April 16 2014 11: 06
      +3
      But you say that it’s not special, I wrote it right. This is me, as a PUSHNIK I say.
    2. Deniska
      Deniska April 16 2014 12: 47
      +2
      At this stage of development, everything is correct. But let's imagine a not-so-distant future:
      The airfield of country "A" (I could not resist, sorry, there are 300 UAVs on it, which are loaded with the program of the combat operation even before takeoff with the condition of return. They take off already knowing the target coordinates, even if not all, but I fly and bomb. After completing the task, they unfold and return. Why should they communication? why do they need control from the ground if they are fully automatic? As a result, by example, 100% human losses were knocked down, 0%.

      My opinion is their future, albeit at least as a force of defense breakthrough. when the air defense is destroyed it is possible to send people.
      1. lablizn
        lablizn April 16 2014 13: 12
        0
        In absolute radio silence mode, no navigation system can operate, incl. and UAVs.
        And if so, then there is always a chance of interception, especially since these bees do not differ in maneuverability and speed.
        1. Nayhas
          Nayhas April 16 2014 13: 49
          +2
          Quote: lablizn
          In absolute radio silence mode no navigation system can work

          Any ANN it can. The accuracy of modern ANNs is very high.
    3. ssergn
      ssergn April 16 2014 12: 54
      0
      And the landing of the Amer UAV in the Crimea is from a completely fresh
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas April 16 2014 13: 50
        +3
        Quote: ssergn
        And the landing of the Amer UAV in the Crimea is from a completely fresh

        A person repeating more than once refuted stupidity looks similar.
  12. iwind
    iwind April 16 2014 11: 04
    +1
    Since the UAV news is already here ...
    Meanwhile, the X-47b began making night flights from 11.04.
  13. Little Muck
    Little Muck April 16 2014 11: 07
    0
    When will we start writing about our UAV.
    There are minds. There was "Buran".
    I am sure that we can do much better.
  14. shelva
    shelva April 16 2014 11: 08
    +1
    High-tech little thing - no doubt. However, its effectiveness in real-life combat conditions will largely depend on the degree of protection of communication channels, and then it can fire in its own way if hackers try.
  15. Pasus
    Pasus April 16 2014 11: 12
    +2
    Everything is fine with these UAVs and the operator's life is out of danger and it is difficult to disable the anti-aircraft barrage with fire (well, it is debatable here, of course), but there is one BUT: we all witnessed the interception of a NATO drone by Russian "motor depots" over Crimea. Avtobaza simply disconnected the connection with the operator and the drone made an emergency landing and was captured.
    Where are the guarantees that this cannot happen with a combat UAV? So far, the "live" pilot is of higher priority. MLM.
    1. uhu189
      uhu189 April 16 2014 11: 35
      0
      So it seems that even here they recently wrote that the Carpool is a detection complex, and was intercepted by Rosehip.
  16. B_KypTke
    B_KypTke April 16 2014 11: 12
    -1
    Well, after all, OUR Mikoyan's "skat" is practically spilled out, that is, we were already 20 years ahead of everyone in the vision of the concept. We come up with it, and they implement it .. it’s not good and it’s not even funny anymore.
    1. iwind
      iwind April 16 2014 11: 22
      +3
      Quote: B_KypTke
      Well, after all, OUR Mikoyan's "skat" is practically spilled out, that is, we were already 20 years ahead of everyone in the vision of the concept. We come up with it, and they implement it .. it’s not good and it’s not even funny anymore.

      Cool .... only now if a little problem layout stingray was shown in 2007 at MAX. And the first flight X-47 in 2001 ... Am I the only contradiction here?
      1. B_KypTke
        B_KypTke April 16 2014 11: 42
        -2
        Yes, the development at the Shtatovites took place in an earlier period, and the flight according to my data in 2003. But it was an early x-47, completely unlike the modern one. The new look is already completely different and it, in my opinion, is already closer in layout and appearance to our Mikoyanovsky.
        Anyway, I'm talking about the trend in the implementation of our ideas by Western designers, especially in aerodynamics, whose school we have is the best in the world.
        1. patsantre
          patsantre April 16 2014 16: 16
          0
          A ramp is just a model, it did not fly, there is no filling - so this is not a plane at all.
          X-47, including and the X-47B appeared earlier and advanced much further.
    2. Barakuda
      Barakuda April 16 2014 11: 23
      +1
      They just wrote out the "technique of youth" and "model constructor" in the 80s and 90s.
      1. iwind
        iwind April 16 2014 11: 43
        +1
        Quote: Barracuda
        They just wrote out the "technique of youth" and "model constructor" in the 80s and 90s.

        Quote: B_KypTke
        The new look is already completely different and it, in my opinion, is already closer in layout and appearance to our Mikoyanovsky.


        And John Northrop too?
        X-35 is the first flying prototype of 1940.
        If you are talking about drones, then they too have been using VERY long time.
        1. B_KypTke
          B_KypTke April 16 2014 11: 58
          0
          Well, I don’t want to argue, most likely you are right about the UAV. But what I’m sure about is that Western "partners" are trying to keep our latest and most successful developments, such as: the MiG-25 two-keel scheme, implemented on f -14 and f-15, Yak-130 is a fresh example, soon I think there will be deflectable front wingtips like on the T-50, again ekranoplanes .. well, and so on and so on.
          1. iwind
            iwind April 16 2014 12: 12
            +2
            Quote: B_KypTke
            soon I think there will be deflectable front wingtips as on the t-50, again ekranoplanes .. well, etc., etc.

            smile
            oh ... you mean it? I won’t poison you ...
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          3. iwind
            iwind April 16 2014 14: 16
            +1
            Quote: B_KypTke
            they are tearing at us the latest and most successful developments, such as the two-keel MiG-25 scheme implemented by the F-15 F14

            A-5 Vigilante looks at this very skeptically, the development began in 1953, the first flight in 1958. Initially, it also had to have a two-keel circuit, but the Navy was wrapped. Then hide the parity is unlikely that someone stole from someone.
            1. Kassandra
              Kassandra April 21 2014 10: 09
              0
              CF-105 is very skeptical about the A-5 actually.
  17. Barakuda
    Barakuda April 16 2014 11: 18
    0
    Quote: Little Muck
    When will we start writing about our UAV.
    There are minds. There was "Buran".
    I am sure that we can do much better.

    So there is an alternative answer in the stash. Program B-1, B-2 failed .. And f-22 did not go en masse. Apparently something happened or the wabble ends abruptly.
  18. Vtel
    Vtel April 16 2014 11: 23
    +5
    An experimental long-duration reconnaissance UAV. The development of research and development work "Altius-M" - "Studies to substantiate the appearance and development of ... UAVs ..." - is carried out by OKB "Sokol" (Kazan) together with the company "Transas" (St. Petersburg). On February 05, 2013, during a visit to KAPO named after Gorbunov (Kazan), Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu publicly showed a model of an UAV developed according to research and development "Altius-M".

    TTX UAV:
    Weight - up to 5000 kg
    Flight range - up to 10 km
    Flight Duration - 48 hours
  19. Bort radist
    Bort radist April 16 2014 11: 29
    0
    IL-76 in 70 years in the ranks in autopilot mode flew. What's new in this.
  20. rugor
    rugor April 16 2014 11: 34
    0
    Quote: Bort Radist
    IL-76 in 70 years in the ranks in autopilot mode flew. What's new in this.


    Now a rare civilian plane not flies on autopilot, and why?

    It's not about the novelty of an idea, but about the novelty of the ways of its implementation and use.
  21. Barakuda
    Barakuda April 16 2014 11: 37
    +3
    Ka-50.52 can return even with a dead crew in the faceted eye. we studied it at the institute, passed it, there are more electronics stuffed there than in the MiG-29. As it flies, it returns. It's not a problem to create, it's just that nobody set tasks.
  22. Vadim12
    Vadim12 April 16 2014 13: 26
    0
    We also need these! To a dangerous mess right away to send pilots, let the toy run the risk. A fighter pilot in the near future still can not be replaced.
  23. sv68
    sv68 April 16 2014 13: 47
    0
    you need to issue a decree according to which all the developments, even the secret ones, were published on our website so that some commentators are convinced, not for nothing that the designers eat their own breads, so what.? A real kindergarten
  24. STALIN8
    STALIN8 April 16 2014 19: 03
    0
    Quote: sv68
    you need to issue a decree according to which all developments, even secret ones, were published on our website
    americos don't sleep