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Suspected US drone found floating off Philippines

This handout photo released by Philippine National Police (PNP) Masbate on January 7, 2013 shows an unmanned aerial vehicle recovered by Philippine fishermen, which Philippine naval and police authorities believe is a US drone, after it was recovered in waters off San Jacinto town, Masbate province, central Philippines. A US drone believed to be used for reconnaissance was recovered on January 7 in waters off the central Philippines, police and naval authorities said. AFP PHOTO / PNP-MASBATE / PO3 ERWIN YUSI RIVERA

Suspected US drone found floating off Philippines

Officials from the Philippines and the US Tuesday said an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) found off Masbate island last week was launched during a military exercise off the US island territory of Guam. The US drone with model number BQM 74-E was launched from US warship USS Chafee during a military exercise "Valiant Shield" Sep 19, 2012. (IANS)