England for always introduction of unmanned vehicles in Afghanistan since 2007, lost in this country 11 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), «Hermes 450» (Hermes-450). Main prerequisites for losses caused by a number of reasons, including lack of training ground operators of these devices and difficult climatic conditions in Afghanistan.
This said the Ministry of Defence during the parliamentary hearings.
As the military experts, the U.S. Army in Afghanistan also lost a huge amount of UAVs «Shadow» (RQ-7B Shadow) due to engine failure, which were caused by temperature and altitude of the highest criteria in theater.
British UAV «Hermes 450» Israeli production being used in Afghanistan Imperial artillleriey England. These machines were purchased by the Ministry of Defence to please military operational requirements until adopting companies developed «Elbit» and «Tales» based on the «Hermes 450» UAV «Uotchkiper» (WK 450 Watchkeeper).
Apparatuses «Hermes 450» provide the solution of problems related to surveillance, and reconnaissance tsekleukazaniya. But the term spoofing «Hermes 450» on «Uotchkiper» (Watchkeeper) in 2010 was delayed and at the present time it is unclear whether there will be a new UAVs in theater in 2014.
Total Defense Ministry plans to buy 54 drones «Uotchkiper.»