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Flight test for P-1HH UAV aircraft resumes in Trapani

Trapani, Italy - After the completion of an intensive program of on the ground testing in recent months

Piaggio Aerospace, an Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business, defense and security sectors, today resumed flight test activity for the second prototype of its P-1HH HammerHead, the state of the art multipurpose Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at Birgi Military Airport in Trapani today. It is an Unmanned Aerial System designed for aero, marine and terrestrial surveillance and reconnaissance. Entirely designed, developed and manufactured in Italy; P-1HH is the only remotely piloted MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) system in Europe, according to a note issued by the industry. Consisting of two remotely piloted aerial vehicles (UAV), a Ground Control Station and integrated navigation and mission systems, the UAS is positioned at the very top end of remotely piloted MALE aircraft. The program integrates the capabilities of Italian companies, including Leonardo and Piaggio Aerospace, with the fundamental support of the Italian Ministry of Defense and the Italian Air Force. The resumption of flight tests follows the completion of an intensive program of on the ground testing in recent months. The completion of the system and the first deliveries are planned in the course of 2018, in the context of the wider development plans of the industry.

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