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Fort Hood to introduce drone unit


Fort Hood will be introducing a new aviation unit March 6 where drones will be put to use.

The drone unit called MQ-1C GrAy Eagle will debut Wednesday at the Robert Gray Army Airfield.

Soldiers assigned to company E, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Calvary Brigade, 1st Calvary Division have already been trained and certified to the 21st Cavalry Brigade.

The unit will complete 100 hours of incident free flight and begin daytime flight operations.

The drones were to be debut on Tuesday, but due to high winds forecasted for the morning the mission is delayed to Wednesday.

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