Monday, January 30, 2012

Human error caused IAI Heron test flight crash

The crash of the new Heron TP unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) this morning was caused by human error, according to the preliminary investigation by the Israel Air Force (IAF) and Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1). The Heron's ground controllers apparently exceeded the UAV's test flight parameters. The top secret Heron TP, a state-of-the-art UAV costs $10 million, and is one of IAI's flagship product. 

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