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Italian Air Force completed first satellite-guided UAV flight between two bases

Cagliari, Italy - This system will allow to operate the Predator from long distances

The first satellite-guided flight of a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Predator-A of the Italian Air Force between two of its bases (Amendola, Foggia and Decimomannu, Cagliari) has been successfully completed on August 3. The aircraft landed at 10:43 am, local time. The operation, dubbed "Shardan 2009", will end on August 7. After flying through a specifically opened flying lane using a satellite...

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency - 1108076

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency