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Indian Navy's UAV crashes due to technical snag

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  1. Soumya

    Soumya Major STAR MEMBER

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    RAMANATHAPURAM (TN): An unmanned aerial vehicle of the Indian Navy, used for monitoring the sea off Ramanathapuram coast, crashed into a coconut grove near here today.

    Naval Commander Abhijit Bhargattagi said the UAV, named Search 922, crashed while returning after several sorties due to some technical snag.

    All parts of the UAV had been collected, he said, and described it as a big loss for the navy.

    It was used for monitoring the entire coast and for spying also, he said.

    An inquiry would be ordered into the crash, he added. A woman residing in the grove, fainted after hearing the sound of the crash and she was treated as an out-patient.

    The woman said she heard a deafening noise and the UAV crashed in the grove, just 10 feet from her house.

    Two helicopters of INS Parundu naval air station had crashed three months ago due to technical snag at Puduvalasai and Mukundharayar Chattiram near here.

    A balloon of the navy examining weather conditions also crashed yesterday.

    Indian Navy's UAV crashes due to technical snag - The Economic Times
     
  2. jonas

    jonas Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I thought it was only other countries that used these aircraft for spying,surely not that paragon of virtue that is India.
     
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    Spying with drones is OK. we're not hacking into everyone's emails or tapping everyone's
    phones like NSA.

    It's killing innocents with drone strikes that's wrong.

    I think it's that you can't help but post something naive on everything related to India that you comes across. Do you even realize that your comment was pointless?
     
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    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Kind of expensive to kill innocent civilians, missiles cost 60,000 each. Of course crashing drones on people is even more expensive.
     
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    These kind of incidents are bound to happen. India is developing its technical expertise and will take time. Technical snag... Hope Indian navy learns from this.
     
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