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15W Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operators are remote pilot of unmanned observation aircrafts that gather intelligence used in operational tactics. As intelligence specialists, they are integral to providing Army personnel with information about enemy forces and battle areas.

Job Duties:

  • Conduct air reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting and acquisition missions
  • Plan and analyze flight missions
  • Perform preflight, in-flight and post-flight checks and procedures
  • Launch and recover air frame from runway
  • Perform maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light/heavy wheeled vehicles and crane operations

Required ASVAB Score:
Surveillance & Communications (SC) : 102

Helpful Skills:

  • Interest in remote/radio control vehicles
  • Organize information and study its meaning.
  • Think and write clearly.
  • Attention to detail.

MOS Spotlight: TUAS 15W (Operator) & 15E (Repairer)

Job training for an unmanned aircraft systems operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and over 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Future Civilian Career:
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal government agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency. It can also prepare you for other fields such as research or business planning.

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