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US Army Loses Drone Worth $1.5 Million during Tests

The US Army has lost the RQ-7Bv2 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle during a training mission at Fort Huachuca.





The RQ-7Bv2 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle (Photo: uasvision.com)

During nine days, the Pentagon was looking for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which lost control and started an autonomous flight, the Military information website reported.

The incident occurred during a test of the new RQ-7Bv2 Shadow reconnaissance drone at a landfill of the Fort Huachuca military base, located in the south of Arizona. According to a press release, issued by US military, the UAV, worth $1.5 million, lost contact with a ground control station and flew far beyond the military base. The search for the drone was being conducted for nine days, as the RQ-7Bv2 Shadow is capable to stay aloft for nine hours and can cover a distance of 109 kilometers during this time.

As spokesman for the 7th Infantry Division, Lt. Col. Fredrick Williams said, US military asked police and representatives of public organiz…

Syria’s Aleppo Residents to Get Drinking Water Supply Soon

According to the Syrian state television, the water supply in Aleppo city is expected to be restored in the very near future.



Syrian children collect buckets of stagnant murky water from the side of a road in a rebel-held area in the northern city of Aleppo on July 5, 2014 (Photo: AFP / Zein al-Rifai)

The water supply in the city of Aleppo has already been partially restored; however, local residents will get access to potable water only after it is tested, the Syrian state television reported on Tuesday. The water’s tests are expected to be conducted in the very near future.

A technical failure at a pumping station, located in Aleppo countryside, in the area, controlled by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, forced the authorities to cut off the central water supply in Aleppo on January 14. Since this time the city has been staying without steady water provision.

During the past month, IS terrorists did not allow maintenance crews to reach the area and restore the work of the water s…

Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces: History And Capabilities

The Tiger Forces are an elite unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). This unit specializes in offensive operations. It is one of the main battle units of the Syrian army. Acting at the most difficult parts of the front, in fact, it has not suffered a single defeat, and it has repeatedly emerged as the winner of the fiercest battles of the conflict. The Tiger Forces belong to so-called “new divisions”, which were created during the Civil War, in the age when the Syrian Army had lost combat effectiveness, having been demoralized after several years of armed hostilities. The Tiger Forces are still playing a crucial role in the war waged by the Syrian people against international terrorism and foreign intervention.

The unit of Tigers was created by colonel Suheil al-Hassan by the order of the state leadership of Syria in the autumn 2013. According to some sources, the new assault unit was funded by Rami Makhlouf, Bashar al-Assad’s cousin and prominent investor. The main body of the Tiger Forc…