> our title:

Dutch Army Grounds Raven Drones After Crashes

> original title:

Dutch Drones Fall Out of the Sky

(Source: Netherlands Information Service; issued September 11, 2013)


THE HAGUE --- Nine of the 75 Raven drones that the Netherlands possesses have crashed since January, TV programme Pownews has discovered.

The drones are unstable in rain or wind, Pownews reports on the basis of files from the defence ministry that it obtained via the Openness of Government Act (WOB).

Defence has reportedly meanwhile grounded the drones due to the problems.

The little planes cost 165,000 euros apiece.

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