Tuesday, July 28, 2009

UAVs now in academy curriculum

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – U.S. Air Force Academy officials have integrated unmanned aircraft systems into the school's curriculum. Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould, the academy superintendent, said the service has made UAVs a priority, and their value is evidenced every day in Iraq and Afghanistan. Training on the two Viking 300 UAS' is being held Camp Red Devil at Fort Carson, Colo. The program opened July 12. (Source: AFNS, 07/27/09) Gulf Coast note: Northrop Grumman UAVs are built in part in Moss Point, Miss.