Alenia Sky-X

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Description: The Sky-X was an Italian UAV demonstrator made by Alenia Aeronautica. In 2003, Alenia started a new project for a new loyal wingman UAV demonstrator. This project was self-financed and was made mainly to get know-how in the drone sector for the future. The drone was designed to be small, fast, and technologically advantageous for the time being. It was also designed with a small weapons bay, and it was the first drone designed in Europe to mount this system. The weapons bay could also be changed with an electro-optic turret and a search radar for reconfiguration. The first and only prototype made its first flight on May 29, 2005. Later, it was the subject of a test campaign made to test various navigation technologies, such as the ATOL system (assisted takeoff and landing), collision avoidance, and precision autonomous navigation. In 2008, it made a very important demonstration where it was able to refuel a C27J completely automatically. The company also conducted a weapon campaign, even though there is not much information about it. Thanks to the large amount of experience gained from this project, Alenia was able to join the Nruton program with a large amount of know-how regarding this type of system. After 2008, the test campaign ended, and the UAV was stored at the museum of Leonardo Torino.

Why it should be in game: If the developer will add more drone for every nation in future, this one could be a very good drone for Italy, giving the fact that it has a great speed (for being a drone) and good carapteristics.

Specifications

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Armaments

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1x 500 lb GBU (GBU12)

Sources

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Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X - Wikipedia
https://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/sky-xunmannedaerialv/?cf-view
Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi: testato con successo in Italia sistema europeo per la sicurezza del volo dei 'droni'
Archivio Fotografico Aeromedia
https://webapi.partcommunity.com/23d-libs/tpa/alenia_aeronautica/pdf/sky-x.pdf
Lo Sky-X, antesignano dei futuri Loyal Wingman, i β€œgregari” non pilotati per i velivoli di prossima generazione
UAV Sky-X simula rifornimento in volo | DN - DifesaNews
Sky-X - Alenia Aermacchi
Scenari di Business settore combattimento e sorveglianza strategica

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+1 Drone Strike ready!!

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