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Navy Drone Violated Washington Airspace

Navy Drone Violated Washington Airspace 25 Aug 2010 This month, a United States Navy drone wandered into the restricted airspace around Washington before operators could stop it. Navy spokesmen could not say Wednesday if anyone on the ground was alarmed by the drone -- officially an MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing unmanned aerial vehicle -- which looks like a small windowless helicopter and was flying at 2,000 feet. The Navy did say that the drone got within 40 miles of Washington before operators were able to re-establish communication and guide it back to its base in southern Maryland.