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An orange, 20-foot military drone that was found in the Upper Keys over the weekend had been shot down during a training mission in January, the U.S. Air Force said Wednesday.

Boaters discovered the drone floating in the water about a mile from the Port Largo Canal.

It was shot down at the end of January, said, Lt. Col. Lance “Blade” Wilkins, the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron commander at Tyndall Air Force Base in Pensacola, in an email to NBC 6. The object was reported missing after it went unfound for three days.

The Air Force retrieved it after it was spotted in the Keys over the weekend.

Source: NBC Miami

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