Job Description: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operators are remote pilots of unmanned observation aircrafts, aka military drones, or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that gather intelligence used in operational tactics. Our drone operators are intelligence specialists; they are integral to providing Army personnel with information about enemy forces and battle areas. Job duties include: conduct air reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting and acquisition missions; plan and analyze flight missions; perform preflight, in flight and postflight checks and procedures; launch and recover air frame from runway; perform maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light/heavy wheeled vehicles and crane operations.

  • Branch Branch: Army
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  • Desinnation Designation: 15W
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $35,979
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: SC: 102
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Transportation & Aviation
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