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First Mission for The Leonardo M-40 Drone

First Mission for The Leonardo M-40 Drone 19 February, 2019

Italian manufacturer Leonardo announced that its M-40 drone had completed its first operational mission during an exercise in the Italian Navy.

Leonardo announced that his target drone, the M-40, had been implemented during an exercise of the Italian Navy. The M-40 has been used to simulate air strikes and to train Italian forces to face a variety of threats. During this exercise, the aircraft carrier Cavour, AV8B + combat aircraft and the destroyer Mimbelli were mobilized. Several M-40 UAVs played the role of the aggressor by simulating different types of attacks. "During the exercise, the M-40 played the role of a missile by simulating an attack on Italian Navy ships and then operated as an enemy aircraft would do in a combat scenario. air-air, "reports Leonardo.

In order to neutralize the aircraft, the Italian Navy notably used Aspide missiles. Missiles SM1 and Aster 12 have also been implemented.

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