Saturday, November 10, 2012

Camp Shelby and UAVs

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- This huge training center south of Hattiesburg has become a key center for training with unmanned aerial systems, thanks, in part, to the fact that the base controls its own air space. National Guard, reserve and active duty soldiers come to the flight center, which opened in the spring, for training with small unmanned systems like Puma, Raven and Shadow, before returning to their units to perform their missions. (Source: Hattiesburg American, 11/10/12) Camp Shelby Joint Training Center is 137,000 acres and has about 3,000 personnel. It's the nation's largest state-owned mobilization center. Previous