A Naval drone aircraft crashed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore on Monday without injuries or property damage on the ground, officials said.
A Northrop Grumman RQ-4A BAMS-D drones with a range of 10,500 nautical miles. BAMS is the acronym for Broad Area Maritime Surveillance.
The Global Hawk costs about $35 million to procure each aircraft, but with development costs included, the unit cost rises to $218 million.
FILE PHOTO: USAF version of the RQ-4.
The Navy’s test pilot school, drone operations and principal research center for aircraft and support systems is nearby at the southern Maryland station at the mouth of the Patuxent River.CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Monday, June 11th, 2012
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