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Unmanned Aerial Systems: Air Force Should Take Additional Steps to Improve Aircrew Staffing and Support

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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United States Government Accountability Office

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High demand and constant combat operations have created challenges for Air Force RPA pilots and sensor operators who conduct missions across the world. In January 2017, the Air Force approved a combat-to-dwell policy to better balance RPA units time in combat with non-combat activities. It plans to fully implement the policy in 2024.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]