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February 28, 2013

Ellsworth Base Operating Drones Overseas

Since November 1, the Ellsworth Airforce Base has been operating drone missions for overseas bases.

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U.S. Airforce courtsey photo

Since November 1, the Ellsworth Airforce Base has been operating drone missions for overseas bases. Col. Mark Weatherington, commander of EAFB, assured the Rapid City Journal that the drones will not be at EAFB. There will only be two remote aircrafts, the MQ-9 Reaper and the MQ-10 Predator, operated by Ellsworth.

More information about the MQ-9 Reaper and the MQ-1 Predator can be found on the United States Air Force website. For local coverage of EAFB check our achive.

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