Finmeccanica - Selex ES Mirach 40 flies for the first time
Success of the first launch of the new Finmeccanica-Selex Es aerial target drone, the Mirach 40, whose flight tests were conducted at the Inter-force Polygon of Salto Quirra (PISQ), in Sardinia.
The aerial targets are designed to simulate threats to pilots and weapon operators during their combat training. Developed in only two years, the new Mirach 40 is able to provide the same realistic threat simulation of the other members of the Mirach family, with much lower operating costs, thanks to the development of a product that enables the launch from a catapult instead of the use of more expensive and operationally critical pyrotechnics boosters.
Compared to other long range targets, the Mirach 40 provides outstanding performance with the ability to reach speeds up to 200 meters per second. To save on costs further, the drone uses the same, proven ground control station as the existing Mirach 100/5.
Readily exportable, the Mirach 40 has all the characteristics to become a system of national and international success. The family of Mirach is one of the most successful product lines of Finmeccanica - Selex ES of the last 20 years. In addition to NATO, which was among the first customers to use the radio-target, the Mirach was chosen by the armed forces of many countries.
Mirach 40 is available as either a product to purchase outright or as a managed service where a number of “flights” are purchased by customers and performed by Finmeccanica - Selex ES operators, using company-owned Mirach 40 drones and supporting equipment.