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214th Reconnaissance Squadron

214th Reconnaissance Squadron
The 214th RS controls MQ-1 flights over Afghanistan
Active 2007-Present
Country  United States
Allegiance  Arizona
Branch   Air National Guard
Type Squadron
Role UAV Reconnaissance
Part of Arizona Air National Guard
Garrison/HQ Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona.
Insignia
214th Reconnaissance Squadron emblem
Aircraft flown
Reconnaissance MQ-1 Predator

The 214th Reconnaissance Squadron (214 RS) is a unit of the Arizona Air National Guard 214th Reconnaissance Group located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona. The 214th is equipped with the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator

Contents

  • Operations 1
  • Specifics 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Operations

Currently, the unit flies over Afghanistan on a continual basis flying 20 hours per day, seven days per week. Predator operations provide troops on the ground with both daylight and infrared video of selected targets. In addition, the aircraft is equipped with two laser-guided AGM-114 Hellfire missiles.[1]

Arizona Air National Guard Predator operations will first fill worldwide theater requirements, but will also likely evolve into providing direct defense for the homeland in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Northern Command.

A permanent facility located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was completed 2009.

Specifics

  • Lineage: Designated 214th Reconnaissance Squadron, and allotted to Arizona ANG, 2007
Extended federal recognition and activated, 29 August 2007

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ Arizona activates ANG Predator unit at D-M

External links

  • http://www.dm.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123069605
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