Senior officials from the CFB Northland administration are remaining tight lipped after reports leaked earlier today of an American MQ-9 Predator drone that has gone missing over the Regional Municipality of Manitou."We received a call to expect American military aircraft to arrive at the re-commissioned airstrip located at the Emergency Operations Centre in Midland. We did not know why they were coming until after they had landed and spoken with our CAO Mr. Silversmith" Paul Skies of the Manitou Air Traffic Control Centre told the Corran Journal.
A military response team from Northland spent the entire afternoon and evening searching the Manitou regions to no avail. One unnamed member of the team stated they believe the "aircraft may have crashed into the ocean" but that is, as yet, unconfirmed.
"It is not like you can tuck one of these babies under your arm and walk out with it" said Winter Silversmith CAO Manitou Tourism this afternoon during an emergency press conference "we are talking an armed military aircraft the size of a station wagon". Mr. Silversmith and council are demanding answers from the Canadian Forces who had, just this week, decommissioned the base on Manitou. "What we want to know is why the military has these things flying around up there still without telling us and an American drone at that" said Jonathon Steel, Sergeant at the Department of Public Safety "now all we need is one of these dang things crashing in downtown Meaford".
The international incident only adds fuel to the latest debate between domestic services and the Canadian military concerning the strategic position of the Manitou regions. "We have a city sized budget and all the resources we need to do our jobs we don't need the military telling us what to do and we sure as heck do not need any of their drones spying on us" said Chief Red D'Lite of Manitou Fire and Rescue Services.
A representative from CFB Northland stated that drones both Canadian and American fly over the regions frequently and are not monitoring homeland terrain except for training maneuvers and training exercises.
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