Leonardo delivers Falco EVO drones to Middle East

By James LaPorta  |  Nov. 14, 2017 at 1:44 PM
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Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Leonardo has announced the delivery of its Falco EVO tactical unmanned aerial system to its customers in the Middle East, the company said in a press statement during the Dubai Air Show 2017 exhibition.

The Falco EVO is specifically designed for long range intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions, and can carry a wide range of payloads that can deliver pinpoint accuracy onto a target.

The Falco EVO can carry a 240-pound payload, has an endurance of as much as 20 hours, and a service ceiling of nearly 20,000 feet.

The company said the unmanned drones were completed in August at its facilities in Italy and delivered to its Middle East customers in September.

Leonardo says that 50 Falco UAS drones are currently in "operation around the world."

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