EIN SHEMER AB, Israel — The German air force is sending about 35 pilots and sensor operators through a UAV training program at Ein Shemer AB as they spin up their unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unit in Afghanistan. They fly Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron 1s both in training and operations. About half of the trainees are veteran Tornado reconnaissance crews, and at least one will make his debut as a UAV operator and mission commander on his sixth tour ...
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