The US Navy helicopter mistakenly dropped the anti mine pod and lost more than 2.5 million US dollars

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 The US Navy helicopter mistakenly dropped the anti mine pod and lost more than 2.5 million US dollars


Atlantic Navy Air Force spokesman Jennifer Craig said the accident did not cause casualties or damage to the helicopter. The Navy will take the accident seriously and conduct a thorough investigation to find out the cause. In addition, the pod that was misplaced was found on the 14th of this month.

The Navy security center has classified the accident as A-level accident, which means a loss of more than 2.5 million dollars.

An / aqs-235 airborne mine sweeping system is used to clean up the mine floating on the sea. It uses sonar to detect mines. Once a suspicious target is found, an explosive device will be dropped to confirm and detonate the mine.

At the time of the incident, there were four members on board the helicopter, but the investigation was still in progress, so it was not clear whether anyone would be punished and the accident did not pose any danger to other aircraft or ships, said Jennifer Craig.

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