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Alaska soldiers train with unmanned aircraft

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Army is flying a new bird over south central Alaska — and the pilots sit in the back of a Humvee. Paratroopers with the 425 Brigade Special Troops Battalion on Thursday trained with a RQ7 Shadow unmanned aircraft system. The remotely operated aircraft are designed to provide reconnaissance for troops without putting observers in danger. The unmanned aircraft provide near...

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