Thursday, February 02, 2017

Hubbard Airfield at Fort Huachaca lost a $1.5 million drone

Hubbard Airfield at Fort Huachaca lost one of its drones Thursday during unit training.

The 450 pound “unmanned aircraft” had a 24 foot wingspan and cost an estimated $1.5 million.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Department, Customs and Border Protection and many other officials assisted the combat team in searching for the drone, but despite all efforts they were unable to find the equipment.

According to, Huachuca Public Affairs Office the drone was a Shadow RQ-7bv2, and is thought to have disintegrated on impact.

The drone can fly for eight to nine hours and up to 77 miles, or 125 kilometers in the sky.

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