MANCHING, Germany – Airbus has revealed a very low-observable technology research program funded by the German government. The Low-Observable UAV Testbed (LOUT) is a 4-ton representative scale model of a 20-metric ton, twin-engine, diamond-shaped, subsonic unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) developed to prove very low-observable (VLO) technologies. The LOUT’s development began through Airbus internal funding in 2007 and was supported by a German government contract in 2010 with ...


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