Israel’s most advanced drone crashes in test flight

30.01.2012                      06.Schwat. 5772


Israel's most advanced drone crashes in test flight

No injuries in crash of Heron TP near Tel Nof Air Force Base; IAF launches probe into crash of "UAV that can reach Iran”.

The Heron TP, Israel’s most advanced unmanned aerial vehicle, crashed on Sunday morning during a test flight near the Tel Nof Air Force Base outside Rehovot.
The Israel Air Force opened an investigation. According to initial findings, the crash occurred after the UAV performed a maneuver beyond its capabilities, causing one of its wings to break off. The aircraft was flying with a new navigation component that, the IAF suspects, might have disrupted the drone’s automatic flight systems….