The Italian Air Force (AMI) has flown its first mission over Libya with a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Predator B unmanned air vehicle, according to an Italian Defence Ministry operational update.

The aircraft conducted an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission before returning to the Amendola Air Base, near Foggia, Italy, after 12 hours.

The AMI Predator B is assigned to the 28 Squadron, which also flies MQ-1C Predator A+ air vehicles.

The AMI has achieved initial operational capability with the first two of six Predator Bs with two more scheduled to follow by the end of the year.

The remaining two are slated to arrive by mid 2012, according to Flightglobal.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.