Single jet-engine drone /Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
On April 24th 1969 the MoD acquired the MBLE Epervier system which fulfilled a requirement formulated by NATO in 1964 for a sophisticated unmanned battlefield reconnaissance- and observation system. After a lengthy test phase the 1st Peloton Drones SCB became operational in 1976 with the jet powered Epervier UAV. (then still called "Drone"). The last flight with an Epervier took place on 3 September 1999 and the machine was gradually replaced by the much more sophisticated Eagle B-Hunter.