Chilean Army Tests First Unmanned Aircraft

first_imgBy Dialogo November 28, 2012 Chile’s Minister of National Defense, Rodrigo Hinzpeter, arrived in the region of Biobío on November 23 to witness the test flight of the Army’s first unmanned aircraft, a prototype called “Lascar,” which has been manufactured since 2008 and is currently undergoing tests. The “Lascar” prototype was developed by the Chilean Army, with the collaboration of the University of Concepción and a private enterprise. Among its multi-purpose applications, the aircraft can monitor water sources, volcanic eruptions, natural disasters, rescue operations, fires, and fishing explorations. “We are proud of the Army, our Chilean Army, working together with the University of Concepción, an outstanding and traditional institution in the region, and the private enterprise, to jointly develop an unmanned aircraft that will benefit our country, which faces so many challenges in terms of natural disasters,” concluded Minister Hinzpeter. The Minister of Defense added that the joint development of this prototype “is proof that Chile has the intelligence and innovation capabilities for entrepreneurship of this nature, which is sometimes thought of as being assets or a monopoly of highly developed countries.”last_img read more

Crystal Palace to reject Arsenal’s opening transfer offer for Wilfried Zaha

first_imgAdvertisement Zaha wants to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Crystal Palace will reject Arsenal’s opening offer for Wilfried Zaha after making it clear they value the forward closer to £80million, reports say.Unai Emery is a big fan of Zaha and Arsenal lodged their first offer for the attacker on Monday.But that offer, £40m, falls well short of Palace’s valuation and BBC Sport claim the bid will be turned down.Palace have already sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United and are unwilling to offload Zaha in the same window unless their asking price is met.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Crystal Palace want £80m for Zaha (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s budget is only £45m and it is believed the Gunners need Palace to dramatically lower their price tag.AdvertisementAdvertisementTalks are further complicated by the fact United will be due a portion of the transfer after inserting a sell-on clause into the deal that saw Zaha join Palace in 2015.Zaha has told Palace he wants to join Arsenal, but the five-year contract he signed last summer has no release clause. Arsenal’s opening offer for Zaha was £40m (Picture: Getty)After news broke of Arsenal’s offer, Zaha’s brother Judicael urged Palace to lower their demands.‘Wilfried will always hold Crystal Palace and their fans in the highest regard and all the support they have given means the world to him,’ he told Sky Sports.‘It’s my brother’s dream though, to play for Arsenal.‘Given all that Wilfried has given to Crystal Palace to help them remain a Premier League club, I hope Palace will be able to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal that allows Wilfried to realise his dream of playing European Football for the club he’s supported since childhood.’MORE: Arsenal submit opening £40m offer for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried ZahaMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Coral BarryMonday 1 Jul 2019 8:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link659Shares Crystal Palace to reject Arsenal’s opening transfer offer for Wilfried Zaha Commentlast_img read more