Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s FALCO EVO unmanned air system (UAS), has been selected by two customers in the Middle East and Gulf region. A surveillance and intelligence-gathering platform, the FALCO EVO can fly for up to 20 hours, carrying a payload of up to 100 kilogrammes. With access to a range of advanced sensors, including the newly-launched Leonardo OSPREY radar, the FALCO EVO’s new users will be able to conduct persistent missions such as stand-off target detection, classification, identification and shadowing. The FALCO has been an export success story for Leonardo, gaining five international customers and seeing more than 50 air vehicles operating around the world. One of those customers is the UN, to whom Leonardo provides FALCO services in support of its humanitarian MONUSCO mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.