Naval UAV crashes in Kochi

Posted by on May 5th, 2010 and filed under Crime/Disaster/Accident, Defence/Security. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Kochi, May 5 (IANS) An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to the Indian Navy came crashing down near the Southern Naval Command airstrip here Wednesday, informed sources said.

The Israeli-built Searcher UAV lost contact with the special control tower of the naval base at 7.25 p.m and soon came crashing down, the sources said. No damage was caused since the 63-kg aircraft fell in an uninhabited area.

The UAV is fitted with a few cameras and is used to monitor sea traffic. It is capable of flying for close to 10 hours at a stretch and beams live pictures in real time to the control tower.

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