Live updates

Advertisement

Advertisement

Portuguese Navy fails during new drone presentation

A video has appeared on YouTube as well as Portuguese news channels, showing the Portuguese Navy crashing a drone in front of the media, along with Portuguese Defense Minister Aguiar Branco.

Yesterday, the minister visited a Navy base in Alfeite to watch a test unmanned aircraft that will soon provide surveillance for the coast of the country - but during the demonstration the aircraft was thrown directly into the river.

According to Portuguese daily newspaper Diário de Notícias, Branco attended the presentation and said before the device was thrown that this "will be highly effective in missions the Navy has to fulfill."

Afterwards the minister was quoted as saying: "This explains why it is always necessary to invest a lot in training at the right time so that the tasks do not fail."

Load more updates