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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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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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Air Force Picks 305 Airmen for RPA Pilot Selection Board Process

The U.S. Air Force has selected 305 active-duty personnel to proceed with a selection process to identify the next enlisted batch that will attend remotely piloted aircraft training. The service branch said Wednesday the Enlisted Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot Selection Board is part of an effort to boost the Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance …

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Air Force Eyes AI, Autonomy Tech for Future Drone Swarm Management

The U.S. Air Force seeks technologies that could help a single operator manage a swarm of small unmanned aerial systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Col. Brandon Baker, chief of the Air Force’s remotely piloted aircraft capabilities division, told attendees of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference that artificial intelligence and …

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