Selex set to roll­out new Falco Evo UAV

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Selex Galileo, a Fin­mec­ca­nica com­pany, has an­nounced a fur­ther ex­port cus­tomer for its Falco Tac­ti­cal Un­manned Aerial Sys­tem (TUAS). This new sale brings the to­tal num­ber of nations who have pur­chased the Falco to four, while the world­wide oper­at­ing fleet ex­ceeds 50 air ve­hi­cles.

In an­other UAS de­vel­op­ment, Selex Galileo has re­leased pho­tos of the com­pany’s new Falco EVO un­der­go­ing a run­way roll­out – the

Tara­nis, the UK’s un­manned com­bat air sys­tem tech­nol­ogy demon­stra­tor, has suc­cess­fully com­pleted a se­ries of key tests on the way to com­menc­ing flight tri­als in 2013. The low ob­serv­able (LO) plat­form re­cently com­pleted radar cross sec­tion tests at BAE Sys­tems’ War­ton site and the ini­tial anal­y­sis has in­di­cated that the pro­gramme has met and po­ten­tially ex­ceeded the ex­tremely chal­leng­ing tar­gets jointly as­pired to by the UK’s Min­istry of De­fence (MoD) and In­dus­try.

Tom Filling­ham, Fu­ture Com­bat Air Sys­tems Di­rec­tor, said: “When con­sid­ered to­gether, the re­sults of these two key test pro­grammes demon­strate the UK’s abil­ity to de­sign low ob­serv­able so­lu­tions for our fu­ture un­manned com­bat sys­tems.

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