Unmanned Warrior plane to be tested at Dugway

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SALT LAKE CITY -- An unmanned plane that's changing the future of the military will make its final stop in Utah before heading to the war zone.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the military has selected Dugway Proving Ground as the final testing spot for the MQ-1C Warrior.

Dugway will perform a final assessment, called acceptance testing, on the Warrior, RQ-7 Shadow and RQ-5 Hunter surveillance drones before the aircraft are sent to Army units.

The Warrior can fly about as fast as an Apache helicopter and can carry up to four air-to-ground missiles. The Army wants to build 130 of them.

The Tribune reports the Warrior was built in part by Salt Lake City-based L-3 Communications Systems-West. It is the Army's surveillance and attack upgrade to the Predator drone.

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