Saturday, March 3, 2012

Shelby picked for UAV center

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- Add another piece to Mississippi's unmanned aerial vehicle footprint. Camp Shelby, the nation's largest, state-owned military training site, was selected as the site of a new $48 million regional flight center for the Army National Guard's Unmanned Aircraft System. Shelby, picked from 19 sites nationally, has been used by many tactical unmanned air system units for training prior to overseas deployment. It's also home to a company of the 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, which has one of the Army's 30 TUAS units. But the training center won't be tied to mobilization but instead will train soldiers nationwide in the operation of UAVs. (Source: Hattiesburg American, 03/02/12)