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Drone Pilots

Work Environment

Many drone pilots who are employed by the military or defense contractors work in command centers that are in the United States, while flying drones that are halfway around the world. Others work at facilities in war zones overseas or in the field along with troops or intelligence officers. The work area of a military/defense contractor drone operator includes a throttle quadrant, a control stick, a mouse, keyboard, and several computer screens. Some pilots may work with a payload operator during missions.  

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