Thursday, April 05, 2012

Loss rate? What Loss Rate?

Remember, one of the most important questions to ask to make sure you are getting the right numbers if you ever find yourself at a UAS briefing or sales pitch:

1. Does this factor in the loss rate based on experience over the last few years for serving UAS? Are replacement costs associated with this taken in to account on your bottom line?
A U.S. drone crash-landed at the Seychelles main airport and careered into the ocean on Wednesday, the second remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper aircraft to crash on the Indian Ocean archipelago in four months.

The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) said the aircraft had technical problems soon after taking off and tried to land at Seychelles International Airport on the main island of Mahe.

"It touched down on the runway and bounced a few times before ending (in) the sea at the extreme southern end of the runway," the SCAA said in a statement.

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