October 27 2009
The U.S. Air Force has retained a freeze on operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), reports the Air Force Times.
The freeze, initiated in the fall of 2007, has been extended until at least Sept. 30, 2011.
The demand for UAVs and the limited number of pilots and sensor operators prompted the extension decision, according to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz.
Operators are allowed to change jobs, but only to other bases where...
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