Falco Xplorer Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020 Maiden Flight: June 2019 Total Production: ? Origin:Italy Corporations: Leonardo-Finmeccanica
Parent System:Falco Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2011 Total Production: 50 Family Members:Falco and Falco Evo
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Description: The Falco is a turboprop-powered, medium altitude, tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) developed by Galileo Avionica, a Finmeccanica's company, to meet the requirements of wide spectrum of customers for ground observation using advanced optronics and electronic surveillance. It was the first UAV system receiving the Italian Civil Aviation Authority Permission to Fly on 15 June 2005. As of July 2016, the Falco unmanned air vehicle has been ordered by five international customers with more than 50 air vehicles produced so far.
The Leonardo Falco Xplorer is a remotely piloted unmanned aircraft system intended for use by both the civilian and military customers. The aircraft is the largest member of the Falco family with a payload capacity of 350 kg and can stay airborne for up to 24 hours. The aircraft is intended to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions equipped with a comprehensive sensor suite including Gabbiano T-80 radar, LEOSS electro-optical sensors, SAGE electronic intelligence and automatic identification system (AIS). The Falco Xplorer unmanned aircraft system was introduced in June 2019 during the Paris Airshow. The maiden flight is expected in June 2019 and first delivery to an end customer is planned for 2020.
Falco Xplorer Specifications
Number of Engines: 1 Time Flight Endurance: 24 hour (1 day) Weight Max Takeoff Weight: 1,300 kilogram (2,866 pound)
Payload: 350 kilogram (772 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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