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Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed, Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force inspecting the indigenously manufactured Falco Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at the induction and operationalization ceremony on April 20, 2008. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed, Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force inspecting the indigenously manufactured Falco Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at the induction and operationalization ceremony on April 20, 2008. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
Air Marshal Farhat Hussian Khan, Chairman PAC Board, Kamra inspecting the manufactured parts of FALCO UAV during FALCO UAV Co-Production Commencement ceremony at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex on August 20, 2009. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
     
Air Marshal Farhat Hussian Khan, Chairman PAC Board, Kamra along with Officers and Technicians during FALCO UAV Co-Production Commencement Ceremony at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex on August 20, 2009. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
Falco is a state-of-the-art medium-altitude endurance and tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) designed for optronic and electronic surveillance roles developed by the Italian company Galileo Avionica. [Picture courtesy: Galileo Avionica]
Selex Galileo has test flown a Falco Unmanned Air Vehicle in the UK with its PicoSAR miniature synthetic aperture radar payload, and says the combination could play a valuable role in detecting improvised explosive devices. [Picture courtesy: Galileo Avionica]
     
Electronic support measures radar helps Falco in threat detection, and examines the area to determine signals emitted from the surrounding radars. It is primarily used for examining the battlefield and provides the ground station commandars with relavant data. [Picture courtesy: Galileo Avionica]
Sensors being used in the Falco UAV include a thermal imager, a colour TV camera, a spotter or a laser designator, NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) sensor, electro optic (EO) sensor and an infrared (IR) sensor. [Picture courtesy: Galileo Avionica]
Falco UAV system include automatic take-off and landing (with STOL performance), fully redundant and fault-tolerant control systems, digital buses and control link equipment, automatic area surveillance modes ad near-real-time target image processing. [Picture courtesy: Galileo Avionica]
     
PicoSAR is a low cost, all weather, lightweight surveillance sensor suitable for tactical unmanned aerial vehicles. Designed to deliver a high resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging capability that permits new and existing platforms to easily acquire true all-weather capability. [Picture courtesy: Galileo Avionica]
Falco UAV can carry a wide range of surveillance payloads including a laser designator, maritime surveillance radar and nuclear, biological and chemical detection sensors. The air vehicle can also be equipped with chaff and flare dispensers for self-protection purposes. [Picture courtesy: Galileo Avionica]
Fixed tricycle-type landing gear has been designed by Selex Galileo. It can avoid payload and structural damage caused to aircraft by heavy landings (decks landings or parachute recovery). It is also used in semi-prepared landing strip operations. [Picture courtesy: Galileo Avionica]
     
Falco UAV flys at a height of 6,500m and can carry a maximum payload of 70kg. It has the capacity to fly at a maximum speed of 60m/s with an endurance of 8-14 hours. It is powered by a single 49kW (65hp) gasoline engine to provide required electricity for the aircraft during its operation in air. [Picture courtesy: Galileo Avionica]
   
     
 
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