A Hellfire missile belonging to the United States military that was accidentally sent to Cuba instead of Europe last year was finally returned to Florida Saturday.
“We can say, without speaking to specifics, that the inert training missile has been returned with the cooperation of the Cuban government,” Mark Toner, the State Department’s deputy spokesperson, told CNN. “The department is restricted under federal law and regulations from commenting on specific defense trade licensing cases and compliance matters, so we cannot provide further details.”
Although the missile was inert and used for training purposes only, it still contained what officials described as sensitive weapons technology, something which the military did not want landing in the wrong hands.
[ CNN ]