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Tyndall AFB Chosen for Site of MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraf

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Tyndall AFB Chosen for Site of MQ-9 Aerial Drones

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Tyndall AFB Chosen for Site of MQ-9 Aerial Drones
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7191988?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:18 +0000 Tyndall AFB Chosen for Site of MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraf Tyndall AFB Chosen for Site of MQ-9 Aerial Drones http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7191988?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WMBB breaking news out of washington d.c. tonight.. the united states air force announces they've selected tyndall air force to be the site for the mq-9 reaper wing. we first reported this developing almost a year ago. the official announcement came out of washington at about 4:30 this evening. the reaper -- is what's known as a remotely piloted aircraft, or r-p-a, a far- more advanced version of what's called drones. it's the most advanced unmanned aerial vehicle in the world. air force officials say tyndall is best location to meet the unique requirements of the mq-9 reaper landing this program will mean an additional 16- hundred jobs here in bay county and 250-million dollars in new construction at the base. tom neubauer "we don't realize sometimes how fortunate we are to live in a defense community. and i think it's our resposibility as citizens to learn everything about our bases." neal dunn "great news for bay county and also for the air force. i think they made a great choice. they need this mission and they are basing 1600 officers ad airmen in a very good place." airmen are expected to begin airmen are expected to begin arriving at the new location as early as 2020. the first aircraft are expected to arrive in 2022. we will have more on the announcement tonight on news 13 at 10.




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