Camp Shelby invites media to view unmanned aircraft training


Camp Shelby administrators and training officers are giving the public a look at some of the newest high-tech training taking place at the post.

Friday, local news organizations were invited to a media day to view operations at the post’s new Unmanned Aircraft Regional Flight Center.

Since last spring, dozens of National Guard and active-duty soldiers have learned how to utilize several types of unmanned aircraft systems for reconnaissance, surveillence and battlefield damage assesments.

Those systems include the RQ-11 Raven, the RQ-20 Puma and the RQ-7 Shadow. – The News for South Mississippi