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Based on the description the pilot reported to the FAA, it sounds like it was a drone designed for civilian use. The drones the government flies over other countries don't use any rotors let alone 4 of them. The DoD drones use a single rear mounted screw propeller. And yes civilian drones are autonomous with up to 1 mile range, although the legal flight limit for most civilian unmanned aircraft is 1200 feet, that doesn't mean someone didn't decide to go up higher.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/4213471