On March 20, 2014, Dassault Aviation organized a first of its kind formation flight, including a nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle, a Rafale twin-engine fighter, and a Falcon 7X business jet. The occasion marks the first time in the world that a combat drone flew in formation with other aircraft.
See: Engineering Newswire 87: Combat drone flies with twin fighter & business jet
Resembling the X-47B, the nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle will have range, payload, and capabilities that resemble manned aircraft. The demonstrator is 10 m long by 12 m wide and weighs 5 tons.
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