Anthony Pasquale

7:28am

Fri October 14, 2011
Regional Coverage

174th Fighter Wing in Syracuse to begin operating unmanned aerial vehicle out of Fort Drum

MQ-9 Reaper
Photo from the U.S.Air Force

The 174th Fighter Wing based at Hancock Field in Syracuse is about to begin operating an unmanned aerial vehicle, the MQ-9, out of Fort Drum. The 174th already conducts MQ-9 flights in Afghanistan, flights which are controlled from an operations center at Hancock Field. The partnership with Fort Drum will allow the unit to train Air Force and Air National Guard troops from around the country on flying the MQ-9.

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