29 Jun '17, 7pm

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An enhanced version of Leonardo's SD-150 Hero rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is set to make its maiden flight in the third quarter of 2017. Hero UAV fitted with a Gabbiano multimode radar. (Leonardo) "After a review of Italian Navy and international potential customers' requirements, Leonardo decided to extend the Hero's mission endurance to 6 hours and increase the useful payload - including fuel - to 85 kg." said James Wang, Leonardo Helicopter's senior vice-president of marketing. "The new version is planned to make its maiden flight tentatively in September, after which it will be subjected to an intensive testing, evaluation, and certification phase including the integration of newly developed payloads for dual-use applications."

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