Military

Sharing in success of unmanned aircraft systems

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By KARI HAWKINS Special Operations officer has enjoyed experience For much of his Army career, Col. Tim Baxter hasn’t been able to share his military experience. As a Special Operations Soldier, the code is “to be a quiet professional.” So,…

U.S.A.F.—2nd Special Ops Squadron Makes Its Move

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The 919th Special Operations Wing welcomed the 2nd Special Operations Squadron, its remotely piloted aircraft unit, to the Emerald Coast. The 2nd SOS, comprised of about 140 Air Force reservists formerly located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, began RPA…

Electrical malfunction caused Md. drone crash

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The flight was scheduled for a total air time of four hours. But unbeknownst to civilian contractors operating the unmanned aerial vehicle from the ground or their uniformed overseers at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, it would end 15 minutes…

MQ-1B Predator Accident Report Released

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LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – Loss of telemetry downlink signal and an unprogrammed pitch over caused the crash of an MQ-1B Predator 7.5 nautical miles North of Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 30, 2013, according to an Air Combat Command…

RPAs meet mission goals safe and on time

432nd AMXS surpasses ACCmission capable standards

By Staff Sgt. Steve Stanley LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFNS) – Airmen stationed in the continental U.S. and in deployed locations throughout the world drew on decades of Air Force aviation experience to achieve 65 simultaneous remotely piloted combat air…