U.S. Air Force’s New sUAS Training for Airmen Takes Flight

The U.S. Air Force has initiated a new training program on small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) at Luke Air Force Base, . This program, created with the Chief of Staff of the Air Force's strategic studies group, reportedly aims to train Airmen in the use of sUAS in combat environments.

Combat Airpower for All Airmen

The 56th Fighter Wing's first “Combat Airpower for All Airmen” class was recently conducted. Led by Master Sgt. Dakota Belcher and the spark cell team, this course focuses on sUAS training and employment in combat scenarios.

Training Details

The course includes:

  • Hands-on sUAS training
  • Strategies for employing drones in combat environments
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Strategic Importance

This training program reflects the Air Force's commitment to integrating advanced technologies into combat operations, enhancing the capabilities and preparedness of Airmen.

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DroneXL's Take

The U.S. Air Force's new sUAS training program is a significant step in modernizing combat training. By equipping Airmen with these skills, the Air Force is positioning itself at the forefront of in warfare.

Photos courtesy of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dakota Belcher, 56th Fighter Wing spark cell lead, instructing a class on the use of small unmanned aerial systems, May 29, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jakob Hambright)


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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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