This Piaggio Aerospace Drone Has a Range Of 8,150 Kilometers

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 27, 2015
References: piaggioaerospace.it & gizmag
Piaggio Aerospace's Prototype 001 P.1HH HammerHead UAS is a drone that is set to take the defense and security industries by storm. The drone recently took off in its first successful test flight, and looks to show a lot of promise.

This aircraft has a maximum range of 8,150 kilometers and can hit speeds of up to 395 knots. Its wings -- which span 15.6 meters -- can be removed for easier and more convenient transportation.

With drones starting to play an increasingly prominent role in our lives, many aircraft manufacturers are looking to get ahead of the curve by jumping into that industry. Piaggio Aerospace is more renowned for being a civilian and business aircraft manufacturer, however it has spotted the lucrative potential of the defense industry and -- with this HammerHead UAS -- laid down a marker of intent to carve out a niche in the defense world.