This Article is From Nov 05, 2015

Army UAV Crashes in Jaisalmer

Army UAV Crashes in Jaisalmer

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Jaipur: An indigenously-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle of the Indian Army on Wednesday crashed near Pokhran in Rajasthan.

The army UAV crashed in Chandhan area near Pokhran in Jaisalmer, Defence Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Manish Ojha said.

Defence sources said the crash occurred at around 11 am during a training exercise. The drone had crashed into a tree, they said, adding that a team from the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO has been sent to the spot to ascertain the reasons behind the crash.

Sources maintained that a "technical snag" had led to the crash, which they termed as forced landing.