Air Platforms

Belgian UAV crashes in Portugal

15 October 2017

A Belgian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed near Portugal’s Beja air base on 10 October, Portuguese media have reported.

The Belgian Ministry of Defence (MoD) told Jane’s the B-Hunter UAV made a forced landing. “On the evening of 10 October, the B-Hunter made a precautionary landing near the town of Beja, where a Belgian detachment was deployed for training,” the MoD said. “Due to a technical problem, the crew had to land the aircraft in a previously identified desert area.”

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