Axe-SPAN: Videojournalist David Axe Vignette on Predator & Reaper Drones

23.12.09

Categorie: Afghanistan, Air, Axe on C-SPAN, David Axe, Robots |

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by DAVID AXE

Freelance videojournalist David Axe was recently embedded with the U.S. Air Force at Kandahar Air Base in southern Afghanistan. He observed how the U.S. Air Force uses Predator and Reaper drones.

(Video: David Axe)

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4 Responses to “Axe-SPAN: Videojournalist David Axe Vignette on Predator & Reaper Drones”

  1. [...] KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Nestled in a remote corner of the NATO-run airfield in this violent southern province of Afghanistan is a nondescript row of trailers ringed by earthen barriers. Inside one of the trailers on a cool November morning, two flight-suit-clad officers bend over keyboards, flat-screen displays and control sticks. This is the standard Ground Control Station for the U.S. Air Force’s MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The officers represent a typical flight crew — a pilot and a sensor operator — assigned to the forward-deployed 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron. [...]

  2. [...] is bad. Real bad. The Air Force is counting on Gorgon Stare to help its squadrons in Afghanistan meet “insatiable” demand for overhead full-motion [...]

  3. [...] is bad. Real bad. The Air Force is counting on Gorgon Stare to help its squadrons in Afghanistan meet “insatiable” demand for overhead full-motion [...]

  4. […] is bad. Real bad. The Air Force is counting on Gorgon Stare to help its squadrons in Afghanistan meet “insatiable” demand for overhead full-motion […]

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