Selex set to rollout new Falco Evo UAV
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.