Description: The Falco Explorer is an Italian drone made by the company Leonardo. The drone was originally intended to be a recon or civil drone, but some time ago the events took a different turn. At the airshow of Le Bourget at the airport of Paris, France, the drone was shown for the first time with a Brimstone anti-tank missile on one of the wing tips. The company said that the Brimstone 3 is fully integrated and that there will be more weapons that can be configured in the future. The drone can carry six Brimstones or 12 rifles for now, and more weapons will be present in the future. The full development of this weaponized version of the drone will end between 2024 and 2025. Talking about the story of the drone, it was shown to the public for the first time back in 2019 (always at La Bourget), and it performed its first flight one year later on January 15, 2020. Its development continued today, but in 2022, the prototype had a problem during one of its flights and was forced to land in the sea. It was recovered and repaired. Talking about his specs, the drone is fitted with modern technology and systems.
Why it should be in the game: If in future there will be the possibility to have multiple drones in game the Falco Xeplorer will be a very good choice with the MQ9 Reaper for Italy
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