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Fort Smith drone base allows peek at mission

By Eric Besson

This article was published September 30, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.

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Members of the 188th Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard use a simulator Thursday at their base in Fort Smith to demonstrate their remote-piloted role in combat missions.



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In the quiet absence of roaring fighter jets, two people use joysticks inside a control room to engage in combat far from U.S. shores.



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