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Prison escape: Why NY won’t use military drones in search for killers

June 28, 2015

MQ-9 Reaper   click on photograph to enlarge

Three weeks after one of the most infamous prison escapes in New York history, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declined to request help from the 174th Attack Wing and its military surveillance drones in tracking two escaped killers, military officials say.

The MQ-9 Reaper drones in Syracuse – some of the most sophisticated surveillance aircraft in the military’s arsenal – continue to operate training missions over the Adirondacks and Northern New York where they can loiter for at least 27 hours without refueling.

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