The Army told Ars on Sunday it was still looking for a 100-pound dummy missile that fell from an Apache helicopter flying early Friday. The vehicle was traveling from Fort Drum in northern New York to an air show at the Stewart International Airport in New Windsor.
The military said the M36 Captive Flight Training Missile is non-explosive and non-motorized. It’s designed to simulate the weight of a real missile for training purposes, specifically mimicking the Hellfire guided missile that the Apache uses in combat.. The Army said the 64-inch-long black missile was attached to a 10th Combat Aviation Brigade Apache helicopter heading to the New York Air Show, and it was last seen painted with the words “U.S. Army.”
The government is asking anybody with information on the device’s whereabouts to call Fort Drum’s 10th Mountain Division Operations Center at 315-772-6324.
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