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    Where’s My Drone? Hiker Finds Missing US Army UAV 600 Miles Off Course

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    A Colorado hiker discovered a US Army drone 600 miles away from where it was reported to have disappeared during a training flight in Arizona, and the military has no idea how it got there.

    The $1.5-million drone was found lodged in a tree and missing a wing, according to officials at Fort Huachuca, which sits near Sierra Vista, Arizona. Troops at Huachuca lost track of the aircraft over a week earlier.

    Military.com reports that the Army launched an unsuccessful search and  recover investigation to locate the 450-pound Shadow drone, concluding that it must have crashed and splintered somewhere nearby.

    Troops from Washington state’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord had traveled to Fort Huachuca to train with the drone, which has a 20-foot wingspan and can fly up to nine hours without refueling.


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