MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A army drone washed up on the seashore at Ocean Ridge Hammock Park in Boynton Seaside on Friday.
WFOR-TV’s Chopper 4 was over the scene as Boynton Seaside police and hearth personnel making an attempt to tug it out of the water with an ATV. U.S Air Pressure 53rd Wing public affairs spokeswoman Lt. Savannah Bray says the BQM-167A was one among theirs. The 53rd Wing is predicated at Eglin Air Pressure Base.
Bray says the remotely-controlled subscale was a part of a weapons system analysis program. Through the analysis, fighter jets from the Division of Protection capturing missings on the drone as a part of coaching workouts. The drone simulates one other fighter jet.
The BQM-167A is able to speeds from 230 to 600 knots true airspeed at sea stage with a most velocity of 0.92 Mach.
Bray provides that the drones have a parachute restoration system and they’re normally recovered from the ocean or land. Nevertheless, generally attributable to climate, they aren’t capable of get better them and so they could wash ashore.