Leonardo has unveiled the third iteration of its Falco unmanned aircraft system. The Falco Xplorer follows the Falco Evo in expanding the size, scale and scope of the original Falco aircraft, which was launched a decade ago. The new version, a mockup of which was unveiled at the Paris Air Show, is a 9-meter (29.5-ft.) long, 18.5-meter-wingspan aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of approximately 1.3 tons, a payload capacity of 350 kg (770 lb.), intended to operate at 24,000 ft., and with ...

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