A Drone Hit a Guided Missile Cruiser During a Weapons System Test

By Lily Newman on at

The whole point of testing things is to ward off future problems, right? And the Navy has plenty to look into since a drone that was deployed as a radar test crashed into a ship during a weapons system test. Test. Testing. Test.

There were 300 crew members on the USS Chancellorsville yesterday when it was hit by an aerial target drone off Point Mugu in Southern California. Two people sustained minor injuries from the crash, and the ship is going to the San Diego Naval Base for evaluation. It is unclear whether the drone has ever malfunctioned before or what happened this time. Nothing calms the nerves like some routine Saturday testing. [USA Today]

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