Not one of ours, thankfully. From the article:

"Holloway said the aircraft that crossed into the U.S. air space is a mini orbiter unmanned aerial vehicle developed by the Aeronautics Defense System.

It is designed for use in military and homeland security missions, and is capable of conducting over-the-hill reconnaissance missions, low-intensity conflict and urban warfare operations, and any other related close range mission."

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Comment by Bob Hern on December 18, 2010 at 3:13am

3hrs endurance, 18000' ceiling...nice.

this is probably what the drug cartels are using to watch our border patrol - not much chance of being caught and strap on a ir camera and a couple of these will not only watch their payloads of drugs coming up, but also give their 'mules' a heads up to where and when to go or their 'guides' a heads up as to where to ambush some US border agents.  and i would bet that somehow they were purchased by a corrupt 'gov' organization that we in the US actually paid for...yay :(


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Comment by Mark Colwell on December 18, 2010 at 12:06pm

If it landed in my yard, It's a goner, added to my fleet!

If it uses GPS tracker I can fix that.. hope they don't try to claim it.

Comment by Russkel on December 19, 2010 at 9:16pm

How do they manage to have such a high ceiling?

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