The Dassault Neuron is a French experimental UCAV that is still in development. It is being designed to incorporate stealth technology.
At the present time, its planned armament includes 2 500lb guided bombs.
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The Neuron is the final phase of the LOGIDUC 3-step stealth "combat drone" program. The first phase was the Dassault AVE-D Petit Duc, also known as Europe's first stealth drone, which was first flown in 2000. The second stage was the AVE-C Moyen Duc. Due to the high cost France searched for other countries to join the program, Germany didn´t joined because of the cost risk and Great Britain worked already on the BAE Systems Taranis, but therefore other companies joined the program.
In January 2012, the first prototype was shown publicly. The first flight is planned to take place in the middle of 2012.