Falco XN Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System

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Photos: Top: >> Mushaf based Falco UAV seen outside hanger in September 2014.

Photos: Next Rows >> Falco UAVs equipped with EO/IR Camera takes off from an operational air base. PAF has extensively employed these UAVs in gathering vital information against Taliban in the on-going operation Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber-I in Ferderal Administred Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan.

Falco taking off from a comm-center. It has a

service ceiling of 6,500 m (21,325 ft).

Falco equipped with under-belly Electro-Optical Camera and IR sensors.

Falco can also provide surveillance during

night missions.

Falco was also used Falco UAV used during counter-insurgecy operation in Swat in 2009.

Falco UAV structure chart.

Falco UAV 3-D diagram.

Falco XN UAV is produced by Selex Galileo of Italy and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra. The project was initiated in January 2007, and first UAV was induction in PAF service for the first time in 2009. The Falco UAV is a medium altitude long endurance UAV designed for area reconnaissance and point surveillance. It has the capability to reveal targets of interest, classify them, calculate their coordinates, and determine the distances between them.

 

The UAV payload is mounted on the stabilized platform of the UAV and is managed through an advance Payload Management System and an Electro-Optical suite. The Electro-Optical suite includes E/O Camera, IR sensors, Thermal Imaging Systems, Laser Designator and a Surveillance Radar. Falco is powered by an 85 hp engine located at the rear with a push type propeller. Falco has Max Take-off Weight of 500 Kg, Max Level Speed of 105 KCAS and endurance of upto14 hours.

 

 

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