New indigenous drone unveiled by Georgian President (and his 5-year old son)

The following photo dated Apr 10, and distributed by Georgian President Press Service on Apr. 11, 2012, shows Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, right, and his 5-year old son Nikoloz at an undisclosed location near Tbilisi, Georgia, during preparations for a test flight of the Georgian-made unmanned drone.

Image credit: AP Photo

In 2008, an Israeli-Made Hermes 450 Georgian UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) was shot down by a Russian Mig-29 was shot down over the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia as this quite famous video shows. 

On a side note: PressTV is currently reporting that Taliban claim responsibility for downing US spy drone in Afghanistan. Will keep you updated.

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