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Indian Air Force loses another IAI Heron UAV

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According to media reports Israeli made Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force, used for surveillance, crashed at 3.15 pm today on the outskirts of Uttarlai . Heron UAV had taken off from Uttarlai air base in barmer district of Rajasthan .

This is second crash of Rs 80 crore worth Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in recent times last crash happened in November last year were a another Heron belonging to IAF crashed near Mankunva village, about 40km from Bhuj town in Kutch. Today’s crash damaged a house partially but luckily know one was injured on ground .

Heron is a medium-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Malat division of Israel Aerospace industry. It is capable of medium altitude long endurance operations of up to 52 hours’ duration.

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