Heron Crashes in Coconut Grove in India

A Heron unmanned aircraft system (UAS) of the Indian Naval Air Station (INS) Parundu crashed into a coconut grove at Usilankattuvalasai in Ramanathapuram district, in Tamil Nadu, close to a residential area, while returning to base after completing its routine surveillance operation on Friday. The UAS, which took off from the INS Parundu base at Uchipuli near…

German Heron Drone Hacked and Crashed by Taliban in Afghanistan

  Nov 13 2013 In previous article about a German Heron drone that crashed into a C-160 at Mazar-i-Sharif in 2010, we reported the harsh comments by Bild newspaper that defined at the German Army experience with drones in Afghanistan “an infinite history of failures, crashes and embarrassment.” Indeed, that night crash that left both…