An unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to an Army Special Air tactical reconnaissance battalion went missing, around Jhuci Township in Chiayi County, yesterday, October 27.
Operators lost contact with the vehicle during a routine training mission at around 4:00pm, while it was flying over mountainous terrain. The army have called off further operations of the drones, while they search for the missing aircraft.
The UAV is a “Sharp Kite” class surveillance drone, developed in Taiwan at National Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology. The Sharp Kite has a wingspan of 8 meters, and an operating range of 150km. The army currently has 32 units in operation.