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Air Force Picks Tyndall AF Base as MQ-9 Reaper Wing Location

The U.S. Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida as its preferred location to house a new military wing along with 24 units of the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper remotely controlled aircraft. Tyndall’s MQ-9 Reaper Wing will comprise an operations group that will have mission control elements and launch-and-recovery platforms, as well …

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Navy Reports Progress on MQ-25A Unmanned Tanker C2 System

The U.S. Navy has tested a command-and-control system for the service branch’s future MQ-25A unmanned aerial refueling tanker in an effort to validate the C2 platform’s function to control and relay data, Defense News reported. Capt. Beau Duarte, Unmanned Carrier Aviation program manager at the Naval Air Systems Command, said integrating …

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Air Force’s Updated ‘Frankenphone’ Aims to Facilitate Communications Between Reaper Drone Pilots, Ground Crews

A U.S. Air Force officer has redesigned a device to help address communication difficulties between ground forces and pilots of General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, the Air Force reported Thursday. Capt. Gregory, a flight training commander with the service branch’s 42nd attack squadron, created an upgraded version of …

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Holloman Air Force Base Concludes 5-Day Test of RPA Operations

The 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico has conducted a five-day surge to test the capacities of the base’s airmen and civilian personnel in a remotely piloted aircraft mission. The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday the 6th, 9th and 29th Attack Squadrons performed 45 sorties for more than 465 …

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Army to Send Gray Eagle UAS for Korean Peninsula ISR

The U.S. Army has moved to deploy a military unmanned aerial system group in South Korea to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions on the Korean Peninsula. Army’s 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade will oversee the Gray Eagle UAS unit at Kunsan air base, U.S. Forces Korea said Sunday. Stars and Stripes reported …

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