As the aircraft sits somewhere on the bottom of Lake Conroe, Montgomery County officials can take solace that their unmanned drove is insured.
Called the Shadowhawk, the vehicle crashed into Lake Conroe Friday afternoon during a training session.
The remote-controlled drone is insured by a Dallas firm, the ACE Group, said Curtis Fitzgerald, safety officer with the county’s Risk Management department.
The Shadowhawk’s policy covers “roughly” $238,000, the “hard costs” of the unmanned aircraft such as the optics and avionics, Fitzgerald said. Soft costs include items such as training fees and warranties that cannot be recovered through an insurance policy, Fitzgerald said.