In a noteworthy difficulty, Lakshya, an advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Balasore locale on Friday.
Lakshya crashed on a patch of agricultural field. Local people who were working in the field heard a loud clamor and fortunately, nobody was hurt. Any death toll or property hasn’t been reported up until now. A team from the Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal would come to the accident site to collect debris and investigate the incident.
Engineered by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the Lakshya is a pilotless target aircraft or PTA that can be reused again in the battlefield.
In spite of the fact that the actual reason for the crash is yet a mystery IAF presumes that Lakshya crashed because of some technical glitches amid its routine target. Lakshya is remotely operated from the ground to provide aerial targets for training and Air Defence & UAV’s per Unit cost is 29,375,000 (US$450,000).