Drone Controllers:

The female controller in the video is actually flying the aircraft. Her flight instrument screens are located in the upper left of the lower central large monitor screen. The other screens are views from the drone itself. Nicely done!

The control booths, or rooms, are made in Garland, Texas by Raytheon. Being non-pilots, these controllers are in Nevada and are each flying a drone 7,500 miles away in the combat zone in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The left hand is on the throttle controlling the drone's engine. The right hand is flying the plane. Note all the buttons which perform various tasks without removing the hand from the throttle.

What a day! This is modern warfare. Kill a Taliban leader then go home for dinner! Welcome to the new world.

Today's headline: Missiles fired from Nevada controlled drone aircraft kill a Taliban leader.

Watch how it's done:



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