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Two expensive unmanned flying machines went head to head over the desert

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EL MIRAGE • Army officials are investigating after two remotely piloted aircraft collided on the runway in El Mirage, causing damage to both pricey planes.

The unmanned aerial vehicles were of different variations operated by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of San Diego, a U.S. Army spokesman said in an email. The enhanced Predator-type UAVs were undergoing individual flight tests at El Mirage Flight Test Facility on July 25, he said.