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Airbus reveals classified ‘untrackable’ low observable UAV

5th November 2019 - 12:44 GMT | by Tim Martin in Manching


Manufacturer Airbus has shown off a classified Low Observable UAV Testbed (LOUT) for the first time, with a bold claim that the platform’s stealth profile makes it completely undetectable from air defence threats and radar-based detection.

Resulting from a secretive programme officially contracted by the German MoD to Airbus in 2010, the LOUT’s RF, IR and acoustic signatures have been proven to be ‘untrackable’ according to a company spokesperson.

Shown within an aircraft hangar at the manufacturers Manching facility, the diamond shaped UAV features a flat nozzle design, internal weapons bay, air-breathing engine, with a range of low observable ‘contributing

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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