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Byron Howle secures a rope as the vessel leaves the docks July 22 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The boat is one of three 120-foot sea vessels owned by the Air Force used to recover sub-scale drones called BQM-167s after live-fire exercises over the Gulf of Mexico. The ships recover approximately 25 of the $800,000 drones each year. Mr. Howle is an 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron contractor with Florida Offshore. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)


Drone recovery

Byron Howle secures a rope as the vessel leaves the docks July 22 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The boat is one of three 120-foot sea vessels owned by the Air Force used to recover sub-scale drones called BQM-167s after live-fire exercises over the Gulf of Mexico. The ships recover approximately 25 of the $800,000 drones each year. Mr. Howle is an 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron contractor with Florida Offshore. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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