31 Jul 2014 By: Luca Peruzzi -FG
Italy is evaluating the Piaggio Aero P1HH Hammerhead unmanned air vehicle (UAV) as a likely replacement for its air force's fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator As from later this decade.
The medium-altitude, long-endurance type is being developed by Piaggio as an unmanned variant of its twin-pusher P180 Avanti II business aircraft, but is yet to attract a launch customer.
However, Gen Gianni Candotti, head of air and space planning at the Italian air force, says the service is keeping a close eye on the Hammerhead's development.
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