MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A military drone washed up on the beach at Ocean Ridge Hammock Park in Boynton Beach on Friday.
WFOR-TV’s Chopper 4 was over the scene as Boynton Beach police and fire personnel dragged it out of the water with an ATV. U.S Air Force 53rd Wing public affairs spokeswoman Lt. Savannah Bray says the BQM-167A was one of theirs. The 53rd Wing is based at Eglin Air Force Base.
Bray says the remotely-controlled subscale drone was part of a weapons system evaluation program. During the evaluation, fighter jets from the Department of Defense shoot missiles at the drone as part of training exercises. The drone simulates another fighter jet.
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