Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Look what turned up on the beach

Last December the USAF 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron finally phased out the evergreen BQM-34P Firebee target drone, on December the 12th in fact. The Firebee was replaced by the much more advanced BQM-167A Skeeter however things haven't all gone to plan. Last month (yeah i know, come to this blog for the latest news) two Skeeters washed up on the shore near Fort Morgan, Alabama by "spring break revelers". The target drones had been launched in late March and shot down but were not able to be recovered due to the rough sea conditions at the time. They sank and drifted until ending up on the beach, maybe they just wanted to join the party.

No comments: