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US Army, Air Force need better drone training, report says

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A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California in this USAF handout photo
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A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California in this USAF handout photo

The U.S. Army and Air Force are facing drone pilot training challenges, according to a report to Congress by the Government Accountability Office.

The 44-page report, released May 14, highlights key areas where the military needs to bolster its training around drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

In eight focus groups conducted with Army drone pilots, the government watchdog agency found that menial tasks were preventing pilots from completing adequate training on drones. “Army UAS pilots in all of the focus groups we conducted stated that they had difficulty completing UAS pilot training in units because they spend a significant amount of time performing additional duties such as lawn care, janitorial services, and guard duty,” the report said.

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