On Wednesday, December 19, a presentation in the nEUROn flight was organized by Dassault Aviation at Istres for French and foreign authorities involved in the programme.
The director-general for armaments, Mr. Laurent Collet-Billon, and several of his counterparts, the leaders of the main corporate partners, many diplomats, general officers and journalists were present.
After in-flight and ground presentations, Mr. Edelstenne gave a speech in which he recalled how the nEUROn is innovative:
-It is the first ucav built in cooperation,
-It is the first stealth fighter aircraft
- and this is the first aircraft in combat completely designed and developed on a collaborative virtual plateau.
Mr Collet-Billon said then that, "their technical skills and their proven know-how, industrial they listed this face to the challenge posed by the calendar's design for a demonstrator of such complexity. Dassault Aviation, Saab and Alenia, EADS Casa, HAI RUAG have managed with great professionalism this technological challenge. "