Heraklion | Aerial target washes up on beach – Taken for drone from Iran
Defence Redefined
Published on 15/04/2024 at 10:26

Yesterday Sunday, intense confusion was caused on a beach in Heraklion, Crete, when an aerial target used in shooting ranges to test weapon systems was washed up on the beach, with swimmers thinking it was… a drone from Iran.

However, it turned out that they were wrongly worried, as it was an aerial target used on shooting ranges to test Anti-Aircraft weapon systems.

Before finding out exactly what it was, the competent authorities were notified for its collection, while an initial investigation assumed that it had been in the sea for some time, as it had strong signs of rust on its metal parts, according to the information of cretaone.gr.

That is a target manufactured by company QinetiQ based in Great Britain and intended for the training of crews manning anti-aircraft systems.

Also read: Ukraine | First sighting of QinetiQ’s Banshee Jet 80+ UAV – VIDEO




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