Israeli manufacturer Innocon has delivered a MiniFalcon II unmanned air system to the Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota.

The state of Minnesota signed a contract with Innocon for the equipment in February 2012, after deciding to introduce a UAS training and maintenance programme at the college. The award includes two air vehicles and one ground control station, with options to acquire additional systems.

The MiniFalcon IIs will be used at two sites: one in North Dakota for flying instruction and the other in Minnesota, for maintenance training.

Innocon's tactical UAS has a maximum take-off weight of 150kg (330lb) and can be flown at an altitude of 15,000ft (4,570m) for up to 15h. The type can carry a wide variety of payloads, for functions including day/night observation, photography, target location and acquisition and laser designation.

Source: Flight International